2010 Le Petit Cheval Du Cheval Blanc
currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower
"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