Le Petit Mouton 2020 En Primeur: “Gorgeous second wine”
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  • The wine has been released internationally for £2,040 (12×75).
  • “Silky and aromatic,” said Antonio Galloni.
  • The 2020 looks good value versus back vintages.

Le Petit Mouton 2020, the second wine of Château Mouton Rothschild, has been released En Primeur for €168 per bottle ex-négociant, up 21% on the 2019’s opening price.

The wine is being offered for £2,040 per case by the international trade. This is 3% less than the current Market Price of the 2019.

The new release looks good value versus physical vintages, being the cheapest available Petit Mouton. See more Fair Value analysis below.

Critical Opinion

Both Neal Martin and Antonio Galloni at Vinous rated the second wine 92-94. Both noted the high (72%) proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend.

“Harmonious and poised with superb mineralité and tension toward the finish. So sophisticated. This is (yet another) great Le Petit Mouton,” said Martin.

“Gorgeous second wine,” said James Suckling, awarding a 97-98 point rating. Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW scored it 91-93 and Jane Anson 93-points.

Fair Value

Petit Mouton has the strongest correlation to age rather than scores. By that measure, the 2020 represents good value as a release.

The 2019 and 2018 also still look fair value at their current Market Prices. Buyers considering older, drinking vintages might consider the 2012 and 2011 too.

 

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