2000 Cheval Blanc - Petit Cheval 750ml

France - Bordeaux - St Emilion/ Red / Bordeaux Blend
2000 Cheval Blanc - Petit Cheval
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Wine Advocate | 90

For those not lucky or rich enough to purchase the 2000 Cheval Blanc, there is an alternative ... the 2000 Le Petit Cheval. This offering has often been an afterthought, but the 2000 possesses some of its bigger sibling's character. A blend of equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc (40% of the production made it into this wine), it does not have the mass or depth of the Cheval, but this exceptional effort offers sweet, concentrated, plush flavors, wonderful opulence, and lovely density. This beauty will be drinkable upon release, and will last for 12-15 years. Believe it or not, the 2000 Le Petit Cheval is better than some vintages of Cheval Blanc have been over the last two decades.

Drink Dates: 2003-2018
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 146

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Wine Spectator | 88

A fresh and fruity wine, with blackberry and cherry character, medium body and a clean finish. Pretty and delicious. Second wine of Cheval-Blanc.

Drink Dates: 2003-2006
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 99
Author: marv
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 06/25/2014
Early
Score: 87
Author: Daniel B
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/14/2003
Drink Dates: 2008-2013
Cheval Blanc?s second wine is blood colored with lots of thick lightly pigmented legs. Immature but bright aromas of dark plummy fruits, sandalwood, smoke, and tobacco. Young and tight with elevated acidity and tannins. Still, the wine displays considerable concentration and I expect that over time all the individual components will knit together nicely.
More Vintages and Sizes of Cheval Blanc - Petit Cheval:

2010 (750ml)

About This Producer


Chateau Cheval Blanc, a 1er Grand Cru Classe (A), is the most renowned and sought-after producer in the St. Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. The estate's 37 hectares yield primarily Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with small percentages of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard soils consist of sand, clay and gravel; the clay soil lending opulence and the gravel more tannin structure to the wine. Cheval Blanc is characterized by aromatic complexity such as Asian spice and finesse that lasts through the finish. This Cabernet Franc-based blend has the staying power to age at least 10 to 50 years for the best vintages.

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