2010 Le Petit Cheval Du Cheval BlancBlend from France
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"2010 is an outstanding vintage. It was among the driest on record and cool evenings made it possible to pick grapes at optimum ripeness. The resulting Petit Cheval combines ri...
- 93 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
93 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The best second wine I have ever tasted from Cheval Blanc is the 2010 Le Petit Cheval. This wine is essentially three-fourths Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. Rivaling the brilliant 2009, thirty percent of the production from this monstrously sized estate made it into this wine, which offers up plenty of white chocolate, cassis and mulberry as well as a hint of roasted herbs. With fleshy, round flavors, full-bodied texture and an amazing finish, this is no second wine, and considerably better than some of the Cheval Blancs of the 1960s and 1970s! Drink it over the next 15 or so years."
"2010 is an outstanding vintage. It was among the driest on record and cool evenings made it possible to pick grapes at optimum ripeness. The resulting Petit Cheval combines richness and finesse, and is perfectly balanced.
Petit Cheval 2010 is a magnificent second wine with perfect structure and balance, as well as extremely intense fruit flavours.
The beautiful ruby-red colour is deep and intense.
The first impression on the nose is of ripe red fruit (cherry, and blackcurrant), giving way to fresh, aromatic hints of mint, rose petals and violet. A chocolate nuance appears with aeration.
The wine starts off very powerful, full-bodied, and velvety on the palate. It is also quite concentrated, with ripe red fruit flavours. The texture is very polished and the middle palate features rich, round tannin enveloped by freshness. The very long aftertaste trails off imperceptibly.
This outstanding second wine is worthy of Cheval Blanc in terms of quality and purity." - Winery
93 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower|