Petit Village was completely spared from the frosts in 2017. Composed of 71% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Petit Village is deep garnet-purple in color and is a little reticent to begin, with slowly emerging notes of warms plums, blackberry pie and baked blueberries plus sparks of kirsch, licorice, camphor and chargrill. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a generous amount of mid-palate flesh and really ripe, plush tannins, finishing with loads of blue, black and red fruit layers.
An enjoyable wine from technical director Diana Berrouet Garcia. There was no frost here, and so they made a gorgeous, full and bright Petit Village with a good persistency of black cherry fruits and firm tannins. It was picked on 18-20 September, a little earlier than they perhaps wanted due to September rains, but the fruit was deftly handled. 50% new oak.
This is layered and very poised with plum and chocolate character. Full body and chewy tannins that are polished and focused. Very long and serious.