Love the mineral, violets and berries on the nose. Turns to chocolate too. This is so silky and beautiful, with amazing texture for a second wine. Long and beautiful. It’s like a top Pomerol this year. Better than 2009. 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.
The best second wine I have ever tasted from Cheval Blanc is the 2010 Le Petit Cheval. This wine is essentially three-fourths Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc. Rivaling the brilliant 2009, thirty percent of the production from this monstrously sized est
92-94 Great dusty tannins, almost too powerful, very solid in character. The wine is chunky, allowing juicy fruits to show. It is a dry wine, certainly not hard.
This is rather backward, with a thick coating of bittersweet ganache over a massive core of roasted fig, blackberry confiture and kirsch, backed by a long, charcoal- and tar-coated structure. The finish is broad, deep and very dark, with plenty of power i
Purplish crimson. A tad overripe on the nose. Over extracted and quite bitter on the end. Lots of good fruit came into the cellar initially, I'm sure, but it's all a bit overdone. Harsh, hot finish. Jancis Robinson
EN PRIMEUR – Intense colour with crimson tints. Concentrated nose marked by red fruit with a vegetal and spice dimension. More of the same fruit on the palate which is powerful and generous with a tightly-wound tannic framework. More oak on the finish. Quite a technical wine. by Gilbert & Gaillard in 2011