The 2009 Petit Village shows a little oxidation on the nose, though not as acute as some other Right Bank wines. There is a strong medicinal/menthol scent with aeration. The palate is better on the entry with good grip, plenty of mint-tinged black fruit. It feels a little hard on the finish. This ought to be better. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 2009 Bordeaux tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2019-2024
Robert Parker 90
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. This has a high-toned bouquet with slightly honeyed red fruit, plenty of cassis and floral scents emerging with extended aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of citrus fresh fruits on the entry: raspberry, wild strawberry, orange peel and bay leaf. There is a slight angularity towards the finish that has some dryness. I anticipated a better performance than this given past bottles. Tasted January 2013.