The Cheval Blanc 2018 Le Petit Cheval Blanc exhibits a captivating and elegant profile that charms with every sip. On the palate, it reveals a harmonious balance of flavors, with delicate notes of white flowers, honeysuckle, and citrus zest interplaying gracefully. The wine's nose emanates a bouquet of fresh tropical fruits, such as pineapple and lychee, mingled with hints of crushed almonds and a subtle touch of oak. Its finishing taste is refined and enduring, leaving a lingering impression of crisp apple and a touch of flinty minerality. This white wine showcases a radiant pale gold color that glistens in the glass, further accentuating its refined character and allure.
Robert Parker - 95 Points
"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."
Antonio Galloni - 92 Points
"The 2018 Le Petit Cheval Bordeaux Blanc is bright and finely cut, with pretty citrus, sage, mint and floral notes. Airy and beautifully lifted, the 2018 is a gorgeous dry white to drink now and over the next handful of years."