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Date Printed: 11/26/2014
Chateau Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval 2006
Chateau Cheval Blanc Le Petit Cheval 2006
(search item no. 103660)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/26/2014: $169.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

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About Chateau Cheval Blanc:

The present-day Cheval Blanc vineyards had vines at least as far back as the 18th century, as shown by Belleyme's map of the region dated 1764. Nearly a century later, the estate was acquired by the Fourcaud-Laussac family who owned it until 1998, when it was sold to Mr Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frère.

The vineyard is in a single block, and borders on the Pomerol appellation. An outstanding terror and unusual proportions of Cabernet Franc and Merlot give this great wine an absolutely unique flavor. Château Cheval Blanc has had a greater number of outstanding vintages than any other classified great growth over the past century.

Another unusual characteristic of Cheval Blanc is that once it reaches its peak, it maintains it for a very long time. This admirable wine is powerful, soft, rich, round and silky. It has tremendous fruit and elegance as well as exceptional quality from year to year.