reviewsJames Suckling 96-97/100
A dense, creamy second wine of Mouton with blueberries and hints of chocolate and black olives. It’s full-bodied with round, ripe tannins and lots of pretty fruit. Love the integration of fruit and tannins. Intense and long. 68% cabernet sauvignon and 32% merlot.
Wine Advocate 90-92/100
The 2019 Le Petit Lion, matured in 30% new oak, was slightly muted on the nose and required 10-15 minutes to really open. Eventually it reveals crisp black fruit laced with ash and sous-bois scents. The palate is medium-bodied with pastille-like purity on the entry. Fleshier than the aromatics suggest, it is very well balanced with just a dab of sea salt towards the crisp, fresh finish. This will be a delight to drink over the next decade.