2013 Le Petit Cheval
By Chateau Cheval Blanc
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Scores and tasting notes
The 2013 Le Petit Cheval is composed of 79% Merlot and 21% Cabernet Franc. This light-bodied, elegant second wine is okay, but not exciting. It should drink well for 7-8 years.
Cheval Blanc began their harvest on September 26 and, because of the tropical humidity and disease pressure, finished quickly.
Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #214 Aug 2014
The 2013 Le Petit Cheval, actually a blend of 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Franc (yes I know, different to the primeur blends quoted!), has a light red berry, strawberry and briary-scented bouquet that is brisk and fresh. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin, light but balanced with a chalky finish. Drink now and over the next 4-5 years. Just 16,000 bottles were produced.
Neal Martin - The Wine Advocate, 28 October 2016