The 2009 Le Petit Mouton has a classic smoke and cigar box scented bouquet with more undergrowth scents than I was expecting given the vintage. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, impressive balance, enticing cedar-infused black fruit with pencil lead and sage towards the composed and quite persistent finish. This is evolving into an excellent Le Petit Mouton. Tasted at BI Wines & Spirits’ Ten Years On tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2035
Robert Parker 93
The 2009 Le Petit Mouton is deep garnet colored and saunters out of the glass with bold black cherries, warm cassis and plum preserves notions plus hints of menthol, sassafras, black pepper and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is completely coated with generous black fruits, framed by plush tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2036
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