A Century of Bordeaux: The Eights (May 2018)

The 2008 Petit Cheval has a composed bouquet with blackberry, desiccated orange peel, brown spices and a touch of cedar. The new oak here is judiciously used and allows the terroir to express itself. The palate is medium-bodied with plush tannin, well judged acidity and gentle grip in the mouth. There is just the right amount of sappiness here, the finish classic in style; saline and begging you back for another sip. Excellent. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners’ 10-Year On tasting.