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Le Petit Cheval 2018

 
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All Vintages of this wine
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Parker : 93-95 / 100
J. Suckling : 93-94 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This year, this is truly a baby Cheval, right in line with the grand vin, commented Technical Director Pierre-Olivier Couet. Ten percent of the total production this year went into this second label of Cheval Blanc. Composed of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Le Petit Cheval needs a lot of coaxing to encourage subtle nuances of crushed rocks, fallen leaves, potpourri and fertile loam to emerge before giving way to fragrant notes of warm blueberries, black raspberries, kirsch and unsmoked cigars with a touch of Marmite toast. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers layers of fresh, crunchy black fruits and loads of earthy sparks, framed by soft, velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Grape varieties
Cabernet Franc/Merlot

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
93-94

Vinous - A. Galloni
90-93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Libournais

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Cheval Blanc

Classification
2nd wine of Ch. Cheval Blanc

Parker
93-95

Allergens
Contains sulfites