St.-Emilion

Petit Cheval Blanc (2018)

Product Information

Country: France

Area: Bordeaux / St.-Emilion

Wine style: White

Varietal: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc

Style: Dry

Grade: A.O.C.- St.-Emilion

Producer: Chateau Cheval Blanc

Size: 750ml

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¥20,400
(¥22,440 Including tax)

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Description

Tasting Note: "Cheval Blanc's relatively new white wine, the 2018 Le Petit Cheval Blanc, is a blend of 74% Sauvignon Blanc and 26% Sémillon. This is the first vintage that the Sémillon plantings have come online to make the blend. Profound notions of ripe pineapple, passion fruit and white peaches explode from the glass, followed by fragrant notes of lemongrass, lime blossoms and yuzu zest with a waft of sea spray. The palate is full-bodied with an alluring oiliness to the texture and layer upon layer of tropical fruits, citrus peel and minerals, marked by a refreshing line and finishing with loads of mineral sparks. Put aside all your preconceptions of "Bordeaux Blanc" and don't even try to compare it to Pessac-Leognan. This has its own gorgeous expression of these grapes, defying regional tradition. Give yourself over to the rich decadence of this flamboyant white that is at once without peers, but is also quintessentially Cheval Blanc."  Robert Parker

Grape variety: 74% Sauvignon Blanc, 26% Sémillon.

Terroir/Vinification

・Cheval Blanc works in sustainable viticulture in order to respect health and the environment
・New cellars recently built make it possible to control their parcel almost perfectly and thus to control the quality of the wine

Barrel ageing: 16~18 months.

Accolades

Wine Advocate 93-95 Point!
James Suckling 93-94 Point!
Wine Spectator 92 Point!