Le Petit Cheval 2019

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourRed
TypeStill

Cheval Blanc's second label is used for fruit not considered up to the quality level required for the grand vin but still of a high standard. It's not produced every year.


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Tasting Notes

There will be a Petit Cheval in 2019, and it will be a blend of 56% Merlot with fully 44% Cabernet Franc. Deep purple in colour, with a deep brooding nose of fresh forest fruits and hints of red berries. The palate is juicy and exotic, red cherries pairing with szechuan pepper, cedar and star anise. Cashmere textured tannins gently hug the fruit, persistent but ripe. Though compact through the mid-palate this flourishes on the finish, suggesting at the potential to come. Tasted in Bordeaux.

Score: 16.5Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, May 2020

This is a gorgeous rippling wine with a clear muscular frame. It's a year where there are more tannins than in 2018, and this has a wonderful two-step, fruit tannin fruit tannin rhythm that propels the wine forward through the palate. Iris flowers and berry fruit, with smoked-tinged cedar oak. Harvest September 10 to October 4. Drinking Window 2025 - 2038

Score: 93Jane Anson, Decanter.com, June 2020

56% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Franc. 6% of production. Barrel sample.
Perfumed, floral nose with an innate sweetness that stays through to the palate. Perhaps not quite as fragrant as 2018. Round and flattering on the palate, the attack direct, texture smooth and tannins finely honed. Point of acidity for freshness. Decent length. (JL)
Drink 2024 – 2034

Score: 17James Lawther MW, JancisRobinson.com, June 2020

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