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Le Petit Cheval Blanc 2020 released

By September 22, 2022Bordeaux, Fine Wine Market, Releases
  • Le Petit Cheval Blanc 2020 has been released internationally for £1,200 per 12×75.  
  • The wine has no scores from major critics  
  • The new release offers relative value when looking at back vintages. 

Le Petit Cheval Blanc 2020 has been released at 95 per bottle ex-négociant. The wine is being offered internationally for £1,200 per 12×75 case (£300 3×75) 

Volumes released are reportedly down 25% on last year. 

Critical opinion 

No major critics appear to have tasted the 2020 vintage. Pierre-Olivier Clouet, Technical Director at Château Cheval Blanc, commented that it was: ‘A particularly successful vintage for Le Petit Cheval blanc.’ 

Fair Value 

The new release offers relative value compared with many of its back vintages. The 2019 currently has a Market Price of £1,100 per 12-bottles which is certainly on option for buyers looking for value. 

Although not yet rated by The Wine Advocate, the 2019 has scores from other critics. Jane Anson awarded it 94-points. She noted that the wine ‘has taken a leap in depth and character since the addition of Sémillon as of the 2018 vintage’ and the 2019 was ‘an excellent vintage of this wine’. 

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent), gave the wine 95-points, noting that ‘the palate is refreshing and elegantly styled with a quiet intensity and long minerally finish’. 

The evolution of La Place de Bordeaux and the changing nature of the secondary fine wine market were covered in our recent report 

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