The 2022 Le Petit Mouton has an intense bouquet with violet infused cassis and blackberry fruit, just a faint touch of Medjool dates in the background. It opens extremely confidently in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins. Structured, granular in texture and multi-layered, it’s quite difficult to recognize this as a mere Deuxieme Vin. Long on the aftertaste, this is an outstanding Le Petit Mouton.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2054
Robert Parker 92-94
Representing some 29% of the estate’s production this year, the 2022 Le Petit Mouton shares much of the character of the grand vin, offering up a rich bouquet of cassis, dark berries, espresso roast and cigar wrapper, followed by a medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered palate that’s fleshy and concentrated, with powdery tannins and an expansive finish.
Area under vines: 83 hectares
Average age of the vines: 44 years
Planting density: 10 000 vines/ha
Ageing: 19 to 22 months in new oak barrels
- Cabernet Sauvignon 81%
- Merlot 15%
- Cabernet Franc 3%
- Petit Verdot 1%
Second wine: Le Petit Mouton
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
Other wine: Aile d’Argent
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