Le Petit Mouton 1998
Tasting Notes Le Petit Mouton 1998
This estate is finally making a good second wine. The 1998 Le Petit-Mouton, a blend of 61% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 14% Cabernet Franc, it exhibits more of a Clerc-Milon-like character than Mouton. It offers good color, medium to full body, plenty of smoky cassis and licorice, and a soft, expansive, drinkable style. Anticipated maturity: now-2012.
Moderate to light nose. Liquorice mixed with digestive biscuits on the nose. The palate: spicy black fruits with cassis. Saturated black tannins. Medium bodied. Accessible - angular. Medium length. Fine but not in the class of Carruades or Les Forts etc. Tasted March 2000.