Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Le Petit Lion is quite earthy with notions of black soil, tar and truffles over a core of blackcurrants and plums. Medium-bodied, firm and fresh, it has just enough fruit and an earthy finish.
2017 represents the 10th vintage of this wine, 52% Cabernet, 43% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Franc. This is very fragrant, with a great strong core of juicy fruit from exceptional Merlot in the blend this year (declassified fruit). A very smart, well priced wine.