2006 Petit Cheval

Petit Cheval

88Average Score
Red
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace
£1,682.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£142.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
88
Critic Notes

One of the stronger second wines I have tasted from manager/winemaker, Pierre Lurton, the 2006 Le Petit Cheval exhibits a dark ruby hue along with sweet red and black fruit notes intermixed with underbrush, forest floor, and licorice characteristics. This is a seductive second wine that cascades over the palate with no hard edges. Enjoy it over the next 6-7 years. Wine Advocate.February, 2009

Score: 89-/100Robert Parker

Bright and aromatic, with roses and raspberries. Full-bodied, with fine tannins, clean acidity and a juicy, delicious finish. Second wine of Cheval-Blanc. Best after 2010. 1,000 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2009

Score: 88-/100Wine Spectator

Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Le Petit Cheval has a fully mature, slight fungal bouquet with touches of wilted rose petal and burnt toast. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, still quite firm in the mouth considering its age, with tobacco-tinged red berry fruit and plenty of spice on the finish. The palate seems to have aged in better fashion than the nose. Drink over the next 4-6 years. Tasted January 2016. May 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 88-/100Neal Martin
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Emilion
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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