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2016 Le Petit Cheval Rouge [2nd wine of Ch. Cheval Blanc]

St-Emilion
(OWC)

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PRICE:
$960.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
4 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This is so polished with extra-fine tannins. Love the licorice and raspberries and the complex, stony aromas and flavors. It builds slowly on the palate and then continues for minutes. A wonderful second wine of Cheval Blanc. Try from 2023." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2023


"The 2016 Le Petit Cheval is composed of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc. Medium garnet-purple colored, it has a knock-out nose featuring beautiful red rose, black tea, unsmoked cigars, menthol and yeast extract scents with a core of black cherries, kirsch and warm plums plus a waft of dusty soil. Medium-bodied, tightly wound and wonderfully perfumed in the mouth, the palate features loads of vibrant, pristine pure fruit and a beautifully soft texture, finishing very long." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2021-2045


"The 2016 Petit Cheval is gorgeous. Soft and silky, with polished tannins, the Petit Cheval is a wine of pure and total grace. Sweet red cherry fruit, tobacco, cedar, licorice and leather are all gently pushed forward. Soft contours and an air of refinement add to the wine's sheer appeal." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2022-2036


"The 2016 Le Petit Cheval comes from just three, sandier parcels and continues the estate’s policy of blending as much of the entire vineyard into the Grand Vin as possible without compromising quality. It has a generous black cherry, boysenberry and fig-scented bouquet with light cedar aromas courtesy of the Cabernet Franc. The medium-bodied palate delivers supple tannin and a crisp line of acidity. I appreciate the freshness here, the linearity and approachability, and the subtle graphite tincture toward the finish. Quite elegant in style. Drink this over the next decade." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2021-2032


"Restrained in style, with a mix of damson plum, cassis and açaí berry aromas and flavors that open slowly, carried by light loam, tobacco and incense notes. A sanguine hint at the end adds pretty lift. Best from 2021 through 2031." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2021-2031


"Restrained in style, with a mix of damson plum, cassis and açaí berry aromas and flavors that open slowly, carried by light loam, tobacco and incense notes. A sanguine hint at the end adds pretty lift. Best from 2021 through 2031." Wine Spectator
(WS)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2021-2031


"Light nose. Good savour and a little inkiness. Very far from a grand vin but a pretty blend. Racy. Pierre-Olivier Clouet sees Italian structure in this. Just a little skinny on the end." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/06/2017)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2021-2030


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