Moncharm | Château Le Petit Cheval 2010
One of the finest second wines of Cheval Blanc so far, the Château Le Petit Cheval 2010 is a prodigious blend of 35% Merlot and 65% Cabernet Franc. Its caramelized notes make it a contender to be regarded as a grand vintage. The wine is fruity, open knit and has mild herbaceous components. The bouquet offers fresh aromas of chocolate, black cherries, spice and herbs. The palate is thick, full-bodied and amazingly juicy. This wine can be enjoyed for the next decade and more.
The Cheval Blanc vineyards have been cultivating premium quality vines sight since the 18th century. It has been registered on the Belleyme's map in 1764. After a century-long ownership of the Fourcaud-Laussac family, the estate is now owned by Mr Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frère since 1998. The unusual proportion of Merlot and Cabernet Franc makes the Cheval Blanc wines unique.
Saint-Émilion is Equipped with the most diverse terroir in the Bordeaux region. The vineyards are planted on the clay-rich soil which is ideal for the growth of Merlot that is a prime component of all wines produced here. There are two Premier Grand Crus Classés (A), Château Cheval-Blanc and Château Ausone and thirteen Premier Grand Crus Classés (B) in this region