Château Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval 2018 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Château Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval 2018 750ml
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Château Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval 2018

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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Bordeaux, Saint-Émilion
Brand Château Cheval Blanc
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

This is the second label of the esteemed Cheval Blanc estate in Saint Emilion, which is situated on the Pomerol border. Cheval Blanc produces wines of opulent richness, with lush tannins and incredible fragrance. The vineyard is planted to 58% Cabernet Franc and 42% Merlot, with very old vines averaging 50+ years, and Cheval Blanc is considered to be, "Undoubtedly one of Bordeaux's most profound wines." Robert Parker    

Ruby red color, characteristic of its youth. The nose starts out intense, with balsamic notes and aromas of cocoa, caramel, and vanilla, combined with fruity nuances reminiscent of cherry and strawberry. Swirling in the glass enhances these fruity hints. The wine's freshness is brought out with licorice overtones along side wonderfully expressive notes of Virginia tobacco. On the palate, this wine is rich, full-bodied and silky, with round, delicate and smooth tannin mid-palate. The long finish is redolent of very ripe red fruit.    

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The 2018 La Petit Cheval comes from designated parcels and is 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc brought up in a mix of new and used barrels. It shares similarities to its big brother with its complex, layered bouquet of red and black currants, ripe cherries, camphor, leafy tobacco, cedar wood, and flowers. Beautifully textured, medium-bodied, and as elegant as they come on the palate, this gorgeous Saint-Emilion can be drunk any time over the coming 15-20 years. It's one of the top second wines in the vintage.

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The second wine of Chateau Cheval Blanc, this is rich and structured in its own right. It offers powerful tannins as well as ripe, smoky fruitiness. Blackberry flavors vie with structured richness, always keeping a center of freshness. The wine will age well and should not be drunk before 2026

Roger Voss, May 1, 2021
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A blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Le Petit Cheval rocks up with open-knit notes of crushed black raspberries, plum preserves and mulberries, plus hints of wild mushrooms, pencil lead, mossy tree bark and cloves. The medium to full-bodied palate is plush, juicy and pretty much ready for business, featuring plenty of earth and black fruit layers, finishing long with a spicy kick. Ten percent of the total production this year went into this second label of Cheval Blanc. I'd give it just another year or two in bottle to fan its tail out a little more and then drink it over the next 15-18 years.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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