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Le Petit Cheval 2012

Bordeaux - Saint-Émilion - 2nd wine - Château Cheval Blanc
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Bottle 0.75L
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Grape varieties
Cabernet franc 75%
Merlot 25
Château Cheval Blanc

Château Cheval Blanc

What wine lover hasn't heard of Château Cheval Blanc, one of Bordeaux's most unmissable and legendary wines? It was in 1832 that Domaine was purchased by Jean-Jacques Ducasse, president of the Libourne court, who contributed to its development.

He climbed the prestige ladder and, in 1878, won his first gold medal at the Paris Exposition Universelle. The excellence of Cheval Blanc wines would continue to be recognized the world over for decades to come.

In 1998, the estate was handed over to Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frère, both of whom breathed new life into Domaine, while respecting its history and heritage. Headed today by Pierre Lurton, the quest for perfect quality vintage after vintage remains the estate's credo. This is made possible in particular by the majestic winery inaugurated in 2011, which enables tailor-made vinifications to reveal the potential of each part of this illustrious terroir.

When the first edition of the Saint-Emilion classification was published in 1955, Château Cheval Blanc was immediately promoted to Premier Grand Cru Classé "A". It retained this distinction until the 2021 vintage. At the beginning of 2022, Domaine chose to withdraw from the classification, the next edition of which was due to be made official in September of the same year. Thus, from the 2022 vintage, the label of... See more ...

Critics Le Petit Cheval 2012.

Wine Spectator
91/100
Wine Enthusiast
91/100
Tim Atkin
93/100
Wine Cellar Insider - J. Leve
91/100
Wine Independent - L. Perrotti
92/100

Description Le Petit Cheval 2012.

Featuring a brilliant ruby-red color, it reveals elegant aromas on the nose.

There are black fruits such as blackberry and bigarreau cherry, but also a very fresh mentholated side.

On the palate, it stands out for its great finesse. The attack is frank and the mid-palate dense.

The tannins are supple and bring unctuousness. A touch of acidity adds a little structure to this perfect balance.

The fruit flavors are supported by a toasty, vanilla side that reminds us of barrel aging.

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