Le Petit Mouton Rothschild 2005

This is the second wine of Mouton Rothschild. In 2005 only 60% of Mouton’s production was used for the grand vin with 20% going into Petit Mouton and a further 20% being sold off in bulk. In previous vintages grapes that made this wine would have been used for Mouton itself. It is made from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc (just about all Mouton’s Cabernet Franc production this year) and 20% Merlot. It is being elevaged in 60% new oak and has an impressive black colour and lots of cassis fruit, Very much a junior version of the great Mouton Rothschild itself.