Good deep red. Redcurrant and smoke on the nose. Silky and suave for a second wine, with a juicy quality and good flavor intensity. Finishes with rather suave tannins and moderate persistence. Shows the gentle side of 2006.
Robert Parker 88
Tasted at Bordeaux Index’s annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Le Petit Cheval has a fully mature, slight fungal bouquet with touches of wilted rose petal and burnt toast. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, still quite firm in the mouth considering its age, with tobacco-tinged red berry fruit and plenty of spice on the finish. The palate seems to have aged in better fashion than the nose. Drink over the next 4-6 years. Tasted January 2016.
Anticipated maturity: 2016-2022