2012 Le Petit Cheval, Château Cheval Blanc, Saint Emilion Grand Cru
This vintage of Petit Cheval is delectable, rich, and subtly balanced by a delicious freshness. The garnet-red colour has deep purple highlights. The nose reflects the majority of Cabernet Franc in the final blend, with black fruit and fresh aromas such as mint and liquorice. The blackcurrant and black cherry aromas combine to form a harmonious bouquet. The wine starts out straightforward on the palate with good acidity that plays a major role in the fine balance. The middle palate is dense with a rich, creamy texture that combines beautifully with the powerful tannin. The long, fresh aftertaste adds the final touch to this top-level Petit Cheval.