2012 Petit Cheval

Petit Cheval

90Average Score
Red
2020-2038
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace
£1,392.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£695.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
90
Drinking window
2020-2038
Critic Notes

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Le Petit Cheval has a low-key nose that might be lost in the crowd of its more ostentatious peers, but it is well-defined with beautifully integrated oak, briary and graphite aromas developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, a keen line of acidity and an almost Left Bank finish that deserves a round of applause. Under blind conditions, I was not the only one to give this one of my most positive comments against the "big boys." Not to be underestimated. Tasted January 2016. Oct 2016, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2020-2038

Score: 91-/100Jeb DunnuckDrinking Window: 2020-2038

Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Le Petit Cheval has a low-key nose that might be lost in the crowd of its more ostentatious peers, but it is well-defined with beautifully integrated oak, briary and graphite aromas developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, a keen line of acidity and an almost Left Bank finish that deserves a round of applause. Under blind conditions, I was not the only one to give this one of my most positive comments against the "big boys." Not to be underestimated. Tasted January 2016. Oct 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 91-/100Neal Martin

The second wine, the 2012 Le Petit Cheval, is composed of 75% Cabernet Franc and 25% Merlot. Straightforward, elegant, fruity, racy and classy, it lacks a touch of weight, mid-palate depth and length. Nevertheless, there is plenty to like. It should drink nicely upon release and last for a decade thereafter. Wine Advocate.April, 2013

Score: 86-88/100Robert Parker
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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
2020-2038
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