Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Country, Region: France, Bordeaux
'The 2016 Le Petit Lion is composed of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with notions of warm blackcurrants, blackberry pie, redcurrant jelly and tilled soil with touches of hoisin, Sichuan pepper, unsmoked cigars, red roses and smoked meats. Medium to full-bodied, the palate explodes with vibrant red and black fruit preserves, with a wonderfully fine-grained frame and very long, lifted finish. Drink 2020-2035.' 92 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, March 2020.
From the young Cabernet Sauvignon and some pockets of Merlot vines, the Deuxième Vin of Léoville Las-Cases, the 2016 Le Petit Lion, is a blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc matured in 30% new oak.