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Le Petit Cheval 2005

Le Petit Cheval - Chateau Cheval Blanc

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Cheval Blanc’s second wine, the 2005 Le Petit Cheval, possesses some of the character of its bigger sibling. Revealing a slight green streak among the cranberry and black cherry fruit along with medium body and a soft, plush texture, it is ideal for drinking over the next decade. *** Readers should take note of the estate’s second wine, the delicious, up-front, Cheval-like Le Petit Cheval. The 2005 may be the finest example of this cuvee yet produced. Lastly, readers should be aware that the owners of Cheval Blanc recently purchased the nearby La Tour du Pin Figeac, so they now have another 20-acre vineyard which they hope to bring up to an exciting level of quality.

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€ 1,850

 October 2015

Le Petit Cheval - Chateau Cheval Blanc

Le Petit Cheval is the second production line of the famous Chateau Cheval Blanc. This top Chateau is a premier wine estate based in Bordeaux, France, located on the right bank in the Saint Emilion Region. The French words ‘Cheval Blanc’ translate to ‘White Horse Castle’, and as of 2012 the prestigious wine producer’s first wine, Cheval Blanc is only one of four to be classified as Premier Grand Cru Classe (A) in the Saint Emilion classification of wine.

The vineyard is renowned for having three distinct characteristics: Pomerol, due to its location right on the boundary, Graves due to the soil composition (gravelly soil) and the remainder is drawn from Saint Emilion. The vineyard of Chateau Cheval Blanc comprises of around 41 hectares, and it produces just under 9,000 cases of wine a year.

2,000 cases

Unclassified

Saint Emilion/Right Bank

41 hectares

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