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Chateau Cheval Blanc 2011Chateau Cheval Blanc 2011
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Size: 750ml
Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blend
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: St. Emilion
Producer: Chateau Cheval Blanc

WS 94 WA 95 WE 92 JS 94


The color is a deep crimson. The first nose immediately reveals the wine's complexity. The aromatic expression combines hints of violet and peony which develop towards notes of summer fruit, raspberry and black cherry. This stylish vintage boasts aromatic freshness, precision and clarity. On the palate the attack is rounded and ample. The middle palate is full and fleshy, with an exceedingly long-lasting finish. The tannins are elegant and silky, creating perfect balance on the palate. This wine leaves a highly aromatic impression of fruit and freshness.

Reviews:

"Offers a loamy, dense feel, with the vintage's briary grip tumbled with dark plum, blackberry and black currant fruit. Anise and tobacco notes fill out the finish, which expands steadily with air, showing added range and echoes of bittersweet cocoa and tobacco. Seems to have a lot in reserve. Best from 2016 through 2030." -Rated 94, Wine Spectator

"The 2011 Cheval Blanc is one of the more plump, opulent and sexy Cheval Blancs made over recent vintages, and its forwardness, lusciousness and complexity seemingly suggest this wine is on a fast evolutionary track. The wine exhibits a dense ruby/purple/plum color, a medium to full-bodied opulence, a sumptuous mid-palate (atypical for the vintage), and a lush, heady finish. It is a super, complex, evolved Cheval Blanc that can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years. Bravo!" -Rated 95, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Next door to Cheval Blancís vineyard, La Dominique is rapidly improving its quality. This 2011 is rich and concentrated with full, ripe fruit, still young but with great potential. The tannins are soft, cushioned and dense. Drink from 2017." -Rated 92, Wine Enthusiast

"A really beautiful wine with super silky tannins with chocolate, spice, berries and spices. Full body, with super polished tannins and a long, long finish. The first wine from the new winery of Cheval. Very precise. Very polished. Cabernet Franc gives the quality." -Rated 94, James Suckling