Robert Parker 90
The 2009 vintage is administrator Philippe Dalhuin-s finest effort to date. I don-t think I have ever enjoyed a Le Petit Mouton (which represents 27% of their total production) more than his 2009, which is a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc. Dense ruby/purple, with plenty of ripeness, it displays the famous Mouton creme de cassis intermixed with spring flowers, licorice and some background forest floor notes. This beauty can be drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years.
Very dark indeed. Scented archetypal Pauillac. Round and almost impossible to spot the tannins until the very end when they emerge. Very voluptuous and 2009. Quite dramatic. Not enormous follow through.
Anticipated maturity: 2017-2030