Le Petit Cheval 2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc
€ 156,09 (in. BTW)
|Producent||Chateau Cheval Blanc|
|Streek||Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
|Conditie||From Original Wooden Case|
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Le Petit Cheval has a low-key nose that might be lost in the crowd of its more ostentatious peers, but it is well-defined with beautifully integrated oak, briary and graphite aromas developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, a keen line of acidity and an almost Left Bank finish that deserves a round of applause. Under blind conditions, I was not the only one to give this one of my most positive comments against the "big boys." Not to be underestimated.
Winespectator / James Suckling (91)
Ripe and fleshy, but restrained and stylish overall, with layers of warm raspberry coulis, blackberry preserves and plum sauce melding beautifully with the smoldering tobacco, anise and loam details. The loam edge keeps the elements grounded through the finish.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 16/20 points.