The colour of the 2014 Petit Cheval (second wine from chateau Cheval Blanc) is highly concentrated, with an even deeper centre. The initial bouquet is intensely minty, featuring blackcurrant and violet aromas, leading into floral and powdered almond notes, with hint of lilac. Barrel-ageing has contributed to hints of cocoa. The overall impression is of subtle sweetness. The flavour starts out soft and concentrated, leading into a lovely, fruity freshness. The mid-palate of this Saint-Emilion is velvety and delicate. The long aftertaste is very elegant.