One of the most prized Right Bank Bordeaux from the legendary Cheval Blanc, these were in great shape and strutting their stuff, both plenty open but indicating to me decades of life ahead of them.
The 2000 was especially complex, showing more range in complexity with a little more length and density. The 2005 was concentrated and pure, brimming with black and red fruit, licorice and a trace of rock and mineral buried under the fat of a generous weather vintage.
#chevalblanc #saintemilion #cabernetfranc #merlot — 3 years ago
Meaty, bacon like nose, touches of toffee and blackberry jam. It's quite an obvious nose, lacking complexity in regard to the terroir of Cheval. 89 is one of my favorite vintages and I was expecting a bit more power, muscle, mouth coating and intensity. Mouthfeel is quite simple, linear and not of Cheval's level. A very charming wine indeed that misses the wow factor you expect for such origin. #bordeaux #bordeauxwines #chevalblanc — 5 years ago