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Le Petit Cheval

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2018 Le Petit Cheval  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Floral in character, the wine is round, supple, silky, opulent and ripe. The velvet-textured fruit is already easy to drink. The wine shows a resemblance to Cheval Blanc on the attack. In fact, if it was just a little longer the wine would be quite similar to Cheval Blanc. Produced from a blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc, only 8% of the harvest was placed into the wine this year. 91-93 Pts

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2017 Le Petit Cheval  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Medium bodied, soft, silky and fresh, the wine is elegant and polished and should show well quite early in life. Produced from a blend of 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc, only 8% of the harvest was placed into the wine this year.

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2016 Le Petit Cheval  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

A precise vintage for Le Petit Cheval, the wine is fresh, vibrant, lively and clean, with an academic character. Its perfumed and structured. The wine was made from a blend of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc. Only 7% of the harvest made it into the second wine this year.

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Ruby in color, this wine opens with flowers and cherry notes. Medium bodied, elegant and fresh, the fruit shows a plummy, early drinking charm. The wine was made from a blend of 62% Merlot and 38% Cabernet Franc. Only 7% of the harvest made it into the second wine this year.

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2014 Le Petit Cheval  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Smoke and tobacco over ripe, red fruits and earth are the recipe here. Silky, fresh and sweet, with elegant textures, this is drinking perfectly today. The wine offers a resemblance to Cheval Blanc at this stage.

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Blending 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc, this wine is packed with flowers, licorice and earthy notes. On the palate, the wine is fresh, silky, pure and medium bodied, focusing on fresh, sweet cherries. 90-91 Pts

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2013 Le Petit Cheval  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 86

Blending 79% Merlot with 21% Cabernet Franc produced a light, ruby-colored wine with a cherry blossom character complicated by fresh herbs. Soft, bright and already open for pleasure, the finish is spicy and fresh. 86-88 Pts

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2012 Le Petit Cheval  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

Peppery, flowers and herbs on the nose, with a lush, soft, elegant, kirsch liqueur, finesse styled finish.

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75% Cabernet Franc with 25% Merlot create the blend. Flowers, licorice, red berries and elegant textures, dominated by fresh red plums and cherries, are the hallmark of this wine. 90-92 Pts

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2011 Le Petit Cheval  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

With a large portion of Merlot at 75% and 25% Cabernet Franc in the blend, the wine opens to truffle, caramel and black cherry. Medium-bodied, with some dryness in the finish, the wine ends with black raspberry sensations. 88-89 Pts

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2010 Le Petit Cheval  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 93

With a perfume consisting of minerality, cocoa, plums, red and black plums with licorice. In the mouth, the soft, round, sophisticated wine ends with a fennel coated, red and black fruit finish.

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Le Petit Cheval 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. 90-92 Pts

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2009 Le Petit Cheval  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 92

Fully developed, this gorgeous, sexy, soft, polished, medium-bodied, silky wine is ready to. Plummy, floral and supple, this is a nice version of a Jr. Cheval Blanc.

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2009 Le Petit Cheval, from 65% cabernet franc and the remainder merlot, is a medium bodied wine filled with silky black raspberry and boysenberry flavors. 90-92 Pts

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2008 Le Petit Cheval  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

Fully mature, the wine is showing its age in the color and with its secondary notes that are already on display. Medium bodied, with spicy red fruits and olive tapenade in the finish, this is ready for prime time drinking.

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2007 Le Petit Cheval  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 85

Showing its age in the color, nose and palate, you find roses, spices and cherries in the earthy perfume. Medium bodied, with herbal characteristics over the red fruits, this requires consumption to capture the remaining red fruits before they fade away.

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2005 Le Petit Cheval  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 91

From a blend of 57% Cabernet Franc and 43% Merlot, the wine pops with caramel, black cherry and mint on the nose. There is a nice sweetness to the fruit, round textures and a medium body that makes this ready for prime time drinking today.

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