The 2022 Le Petit Lion now includes the best parcels of the second wine of Clos du Marquis. Dark berry fruit, black olive compote and a light estuarine scent on the nose. It is quite powerful and well-defined, one can admire the focus. The palate is medium-bodied with rather chalky tannins on the entry. Firm in structure and saline, there is just a touch of abruptness on the chewy finish that should fill out during its barrel maturation.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2040
Area under vines: 97 hectares
Soils: Garonne gravel, sand, clay
Average age of the vines: 30 years
Planting density: 8800 vines/ha
Production: 180 000 to 200 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 60-100% new oak barrels for 16 to 20 months
- Cabernet Sauvignon 66%
- Merlot 24%
- Cabernet Franc 9%
- Petit verdot 1%
Other wine: Clos du Marquis
Average Annual Production: 250,000 Bottles
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