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2016 Le Petit Cheval

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February 5, 2023 - $165



96James Suckling

This is so polished with extra-fine tannins. Love the licorice and raspberries and the complex, stony aromas and flavors.

94The Wine Advocate

Medium-bodied, tightly wound and wonderfully perfumed in the mouth, the palate features loads of vibrant, pristine pure fruit and a beautifully soft texture, finishing very long.

94Jeb Dunnuck

...incredibly elegant and has a perfumed, complex style in its blackberry and black cherry fruits, forest floor, and cedary spice.

92Vinous / IWC

The medium-bodied palate delivers supple tannin and a crisp line of acidity. I appreciate the freshness here, the linearity and approachability, and the subtle graphite tincture toward the finish.

91Wine Spectator

Restrained in style, with a mix of damson plum, cassis and açaí berry aromas and flavors that open slowly, carried by light loam, tobacco and incense notes. A sanguine hint at the end adds pretty lift.

16.5Jancis Robinson

Racy and with fruit that is just ripe enough.


France, Bordeaux, St.-Émilion

Saint-Émilion is on the east side of the Dordogne River. At 13,400 acres it is one of Bordeaux’s largest appellations, and perhaps its most picturesque. It is also home to what has been called “the garagiste” movement of upstart, tradition-defying winemakers who produce artisanal wines in styles that are unconventional for the appellation. The village of Saint-Émilion dates from the middle ages and it sits on low hills, surrounded by ancient walls. Like its neighbor Pomerol, Saint-Émilion was not included in the famous Bordeaux classification system of 1855. But a century later a ranking system was put in place, and unlike the classification system for the Medoc, the Saint-Émilion system is reviewed every ten years, meaning that estates can be upgraded or downgraded. There are three rankings: Grand Cru Classé, Premier Grand Cru Classé B and Premier Grand Cru Classé A, with the final ranking being the best. Such legendary Saint-Émilion estates as Châteaux Ausone and Cheval-Blanc are Premier Grand Cru Classé A, along with Châteaux Pavie and Angélus, both added to the classification in 2012. Wines in this appellation are primarily Merlot, mixed with Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon.


2016 Le Petit Cheval

This is a second label of Château Cheval-Blanc