We just received more of the 2016 Petit Lune after selling out of this very popular Wine of the Month earlier in the year. Now would be a great time to grab some while we have it!
We are always on the prowl for wines that over deliver and offer delicious drinkability at an outstanding price. We found such a wine with La Petite Lune from the highly acclaimed 2016 vintage! This wine shows expressive aromatics, perfectly ripened fruit and is surprisingly complex. This wowed our domestic and import Hi-Time Buyers and had us scratching our heads when we learned of the affordable price. The quality, value and drinkability are outstanding!
La Petite Lune is a project from Olivier Bernard from the highly respected Domaine de Chevalier, with assistance from consultant Stephane Derenoncourt. Their goal was to create a highly drinkable wine that reflects Olivier's values. Consider this mission accomplished! The pedigree of the Chateau and terroir are reflected in this delicious blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. This wine is a symphony of pleasure with each of the components working together in perfect harmony.
The nose is quite attractive with forward scents of fresh red cherries and kirsch, sandalwood, spice, earth and a hint of cinnamon bark. In the mouth, red cherry, currants and berries take the lead as moderate tannins and freshness keep the wine balanced. With a dense and pleasurable mouthfeel, this wine has a delicious and lengthy finish.
Eminently friendly and quaffable, this is still a serious wine and great example of what Bordeaux blends can offer, overdelivering in a big way. Buy and enjoy with confidence!
The 2016 La Petite Lune from Domaine de Chevalier represents an amazing value and in fact, we are able to offer this wine at the best price in the country at $11.95 per bottle.
JAMES SUCKLING 90 POINTS - "Lots of ripe, fresh redcurrant and red-cherry character here. The discreet dry tannins and herbal freshness give this sleek red Bordeaux a lot of appeal. The crisp finish makes it very food-friendly. Drink or hold. A blend of 50 percent merlot, 45 percent cabernet sauvignon and five per cent cabernet franc. Drink or hold."