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    Chateau Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends - St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

    Ratings

    • JS94
    • RP93
    Price: $170.00
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    Professional Ratings: 94 James Suckling, 93 The Wine Advocate, 92 Wine Spectator, 90 Wine Enthusiast, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Item no. 111726

    Critical Acclaim:

    This has a little more Cabernet Franc than usual. Intense aromas of dried flowers, spices and blueberries. Full-bodied, juicy and fruity, with a beautiful softness and polish. Goes on for minutes. Best Petit Cheval. The second wine of Cheval Blanc. Best after 2018.

    94 Points
    James Suckling

    The 2009 Le Petit Cheval is the best second wine I have ever tasted from this estate. Composed of two-thirds Merlot and one-third Cabernet Franc, it is better than most vintages of the grand vin from the sixties and seventies. Notes of chocolate, black cherries, herbs, and spice emerge from this full-bodied, thick, juicy wine. Enjoy it over the next 10+ years.
    Barrel Sample: 91-93 Points

    93 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    This has density and heft, but stays pure and almost accessible now, thanks to its lovely, rounded feel, which allows the plum, fig, steeped black currant, melted licorice snap and loam notes to hang gracefully through the finish, with well-buried acidity. Best from 2013 through 2023. 1,665 cases made.

    92 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Density with an important structure, this wine is concentrated, with fresh plum flavors. There is a slight edge of greenness, bringing out acidity.
    Barrel Sample: 88-90 Points

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Moderately saturated medium red-ruby. Cabernet franc-dominated aromas of black cherry, licorice and flowers. Juicy, vibrant and light on its feet, with currant and violet flavors accented by herbs and pepper. Not at all fat but nicely smooth in the middle palate and on the lingering aftertaste, which features fine-grained tannins and lovely perfume. Nothing austere about this second wine.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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