Blend: Merlot 24%, Cabarnet Franc 76%
Medium depth of color. Elegant perfumed nose of berry fruit with liquorice and mineral accents with cassis undertones. Medium bodied, it is smooth fresh with a good concentration of vibrant fruit. Firm, integrated it has a smooth round elegant finish. Over all it is relatively light yet elegant with a lingering finish. 87 Points. JKW04/13
*Taken from JKW en primeur tasting descriptions.
See region detail: France >> Bordeaux >> St.-Emilion
See producer detail: Château Cheval Blanc
Second label: Le Petit Cheval
Area under vines: 37 ha. / Av. prod.: 12,000 cases
Distr. of vines.: 1 block
Soil: Gravel, sand and clay. / Pruning: Guyot simple
Vines per ha.: 6,000 / Av. age of vines: 34 years
Av. yield per ha.: 31hl
Harvesting: Hand pickeddded yeasts: natural
Length of maceration: 25 days / Temp. of ferm.: 30C
Control of fermentation: Automatic temperature regulated tanks.
Type of vat: Concrete & stainless steel
Vin de presse.: up to 10% of the first pressing.
Age of casks: 100% new / Time in Barrels : 18-22 months
Fining: Fresh egg whites / Filtration: none
Type of bottle: Tradiver
Bottled at the chateau: 100%
STORAGE: 5-20 Years.