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Château Petit Val - Saint-émilion

Vertical tasting of the special cuvée ‘Margo’

 Launched with the 2018 vintage, the Margo cuvée is part of a genuine solidarity initiative to support Margo, a young girl in remission whom Jean-Louis and Olivia Alloin, owners of Château Petit Val, have been “sponsoring” and following since 2016.

In the Saint-Emilion appellation, this single-varietal cuvée, 100% Cabernet Franc, is exclusively aged in amphorae (6 months) without the addition of sulfur. Due to this clayey plot, the wines offer vanilla, toasty, and fruity notes.

They are best enjoyed in their youth for the purity and freshness of the fruit. All proceeds from this special cuvée are entirely dedicated to the HAGOPIG association.



Color: dark ruby with light tile reflections.
Nose: intense and fresh, typical of Cabernet Franc, initially with notes of black fruits, blackcurrant, blackberry, plum, spices, tobacco, evolving into fresher aromas of menthol, sage, verbena.
Palate: delicate, silky texture, fine and elegant tannins, a wine with a beautiful balance and a finish with liquorice.
Pairing: sweetbreads with chanterelles.
Comment: a delicious wine, with pure fruit and slight evolutionary.
Score: 92/100.



Color: intense ruby with purple reflections.
Nose: fresh, with small fresh black fruits, sour cherry, and prune. In a second phase, the nose reveals floral notes of peony and rose.
Palate: the texture reveals a fresh structure and a tannic density greater than the 2019. Beautiful fruity and mentholated notes, with a finish on liquorice.
Pairing: beef fillet.
Comment: a wine to keep for 3-4 years.
Score: 93/100.



Color: intense ruby with garnet reflections.
Nose: initial notes of cocoa, damp clay, smoky, toasty, herbaceous notes. With aeration, the wine delicately opens up with aromas of coffee, vanilla, cherry, and blond tobacco.
Palate: a delicate and silky attack, supported by a beautiful freshness and balance, saline finish.
Pairing: roasted duck breast, cocoa sauce.
Comment: a very successful 2021 vintage.
Score: 92/100.



Color: deep and dense garnet.
Nose: intense, perfectly ripe black fruits, followed by earthy freshness, smoky, peaty, slightly cocoa notes.
Palate: melting and velvety texture. The tannic structure is dense and supple, with fine tannins. Saline, mouthwatering, and delicious finish.
Pairing: dark chocolate marquise with roasted almonds.
Comment: an intense and rich wine, all in finesse and delicacy.
Score: 94/100.