Le Petit Mouton 2008
Tasting Notes Le Petit Mouton 2008
Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. A shockingly good score for a Second Wine but hey, this is blind tasting. The Le Petit Mouton 2008 has superb fruit intensity on the nose with blackberry, briary and a touch of cold tea. Well integrated oak, a little plusher than its peers, fresh with some expressive Merlot developing with time. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent fresh black fruit, crisp acidity and a nice crescendo of blackberry and cassis towards the structured finish. Great persistency and exuberance. Will it age as gracefully as the Grand Vin? Who knows, but it certainly proved its mettle blind. Tasted January 2012.
I don’t remember a second wine of Mouton being so outstanding. This is really plummy and juicy on the nose with flowers and lots of everything. Full and velvety with a lovely texture. Long and very pretty. Plenty of chocolate and lightly toasted oak. Bright and exciting. Give it three or four years of bottle age.
Produced from 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Merlot, this sexy, seductive Le Petit Mouton is round, generous, elegant and pure with lots of blue and black fruits and no hard edges. Drink this seamless, impressive 2008 second wine over the next 10-15 years.