2010 Le Petit Cheval Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS 95
  • WS 94
  • WA 93
  • NM 92
  • JL 92

Reviews for 2010 Le Petit Cheval Bordeaux Blend

JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Love the mineral violets and berries on the nose. Turns to chocolate too. This is so silky and beautiful with amazing texture for a second wine. Long and beautiful. It's like a top Pomerol this year. Better than 2009. 75%... Love the mineral violets and berries on the nose. Turns to chocolate too. This is so silky and beautiful with amazing texture for a second wine. Long and beautiful. It's like a top Pomerol this year. Better than 2009. 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
Supersilky with lush plum and fig notes and a broad swath of tobacco flowing through the very rounded finish. Tasted non-blind. -J.M.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010 Le Petit Cheval: The strength of the selection process at Cheval Blanc has only increased and the 2010 Le Petit Cheval (75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc) will rival their 2009 as the finest second wine ever made at... 2010 Le Petit Cheval: The strength of the selection process at Cheval Blanc has only increased and the 2010 Le Petit Cheval (75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc) will rival their 2009 as the finest second wine ever made at Cheval Blanc. I know it is hard for readers to believe but it is better than many of the vintages of Cheval Blanc in the 1960s and 1970s. Dense plum/purple with notes of mocha black cherries and forest this spicy wine displays no real evidence of wood but plenty of plum seductive fruit a fleshy texture and a tremendous finish. Not a hard edge can be found in this seamlessly built wine which should be drunk over the next 10-15 years.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc this represents around 20% of the production. This has a very tight nose at first that needs time to open up: dark berries loganberry wild hedgerow and just a hint of Chinese... A blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc this represents around 20% of the production. This has a very tight nose at first that needs time to open up: dark berries loganberry wild hedgerow and just a hint of Chinese tea. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with good definition and structure the Cabernet Franc imparting a slight bell pepper tang towards the linear finish. Good focus very smooth and just a little dry towards the finish. Fine. Drink 2013-2020.
JL 92
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc this medium bodied wine is filled with coco powder black cherry and licorice coupled with freshness and round textures.
JJB 94
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Very dark opaque red the nose is a bit muted but still very fresh with loads of dark blue fruits currants and strawberries. Very elegant and perfumed. Concentrated fresh blackberry... 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Very dark opaque red the nose is a bit muted but still very fresh with loads of dark blue fruits currants and strawberries. Very elegant and perfumed. Concentrated fresh blackberry flavors expand over the palate while an unmistakable pebbly minerality adds to the complexity. Shows a rigid tannic backbone but the fresh acidity balances everything out. Finishes smoothly with moderate grip. Drink 2015-2020.