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Château Petit Val

tasted by Paolo Basso, Best Sommelier of the World 2013

When Jean-Louis and Olivia Alloin decided to invest in the Bordeaux vineyards, Château Petit Val was a step back to their roots.

After more than forty years in business, Jean-Louis Alloin, the son and grandson of craftsmen with roots in the Beaujolais region, found this property, which had been preserved as if it were destined for him, and thus perpetuated the family history. This story is also the story of a meeting with David Liorit, a consultant and passionate winemaker, to whom he entrusted this discreet nugget. Their aspiration: to combine know-how and passion to elevate Château Petit Val to the rank of the Grands Crus of excellence.

Château Petit Val

Margo « Cuvée de Cœur », Saint-Emilion 2020
Deep ruby color with purple highlights. Intense plum, liquorice and blackberry aromas with a touch of aromatic herbs and toast. The attack is dense and quite voluminous, supported by a beautiful freshness, the delicate structure and light tannins. The finish reveals a delicate retro-olfaction of tobacco and spices as well as a subtle palate. 89/100.

Château Petit Val

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2016
Dense, dark ruby color with garnet highlights. The intense nose reveals tobacco, cinnamon, clove, dried tomato notes. On the palate it is intense and with a good volume, a warm character and a very present woody contribution in the middle of the palate. The tannins are fine and introduce a more delicate finish with spice, smoke and green pepper notes. Ageing 2026. 91/100.

Château Petit Val

Muse du Val, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2018
Dense, dark ruby color with garnet highlights. The aromas on the nose are very harmonious and offer tobacco, fine spices, vanilla, Morello cherry and cocoa notes. On the palate it reveals a balanced structure, with body and a nice savory note. The ageing is very well integrated. The tannins are fine and throughout the tasting they reveal a neat and straight style. Ageing 2026. 91/100.

Rosé du Val

Bordeaux rosé 2021
Beautiful rosé with a nice vivacity. On the nose, after a nice aeration, red cherry, cedar wood, bread crust and pomegranate notes emerge. The palate is tasty and refreshing, supported by a dynamic acidity and a rather linear and discreet style. The finish reveals a touch of bitterness and a smoky, fresh thyme retroolfaction. To drink from now. 88/100.

Orfèvre du Val

Vin de France blanc 2020
Old gold color with rose gold reflections. The nose is intense, with candied pineapple and mango aromas, dehydrated pink grapefruit, incense, rubber, with a touch of white flowers. The palate is very dynamic thanks to a remarkable freshness that balances well with the warm and sweet part of the wine that brings roundness and calms the tension. The finish is underlined by a small and pleasant light tannin note and reveals a very discreet style. Ageing 2026. 91/100.


« Un bouquet de violettes » Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2019
Deep, dark ruby color with garnet highlights. The nose, with a beautiful complexity, offers Morello cherry, blueberry, cocoa, toasted almond aromas, with an intriguing and aromatic touch of dill. The palate is fresh and direct, revealing a fresh and joyful character that translates into immediate pleasure, all in freshness with a touch of rusticity. The tannins are well present and support the finish which offers cocoa and pepper aromas. Ageing 2023-2026. 89-90/100.