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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Cheval Blanc

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

St Emilion

Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet

Le Petit Cheval, Grand Cru Classé, St Emilion, 2020

Tasting Note:

“The nose fully expresses flowers and red fruit. The freshness surprises. The attack, frank and chiselled, is immediately followed by a tender, unctuous mid-palate where the enveloping tannins lead the wine to a juicy and crunchy finish. The aromatic persistence of the wine is fruity and complex. Merlot 41%, Cabernet Franc 59%.” - Chateau note.

Spice, anis, rosemary, blackcurrant leaf, redcurrants, mint and peonies - the full array of aromatics are on display here, and there is an enveloping aspect to the fruit once you get to the body of the wine. The tannins are compact and powerful but they are wrapped in plump raspberry and blackberry brambled fruits. The wine feels full of life, with acidity that pulls the palate forward from the first moment, before austerity kicks in on the finish and closes things in, suggesting an extremely long life ahead. Hard to argue with this. 71% of overall production. The driest year at Cheval Blanc for 50 years (since 1959). Could go up after tasting in bottle, a potential 100 points. 98-100." - Jane Anson, Decanter.com

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