Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.41653 ratings
9.4591 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Greg Koslosky

Earthy mineral driven and muscular quite the opposite of the 1985 , but has years of life ahead of it .

Earthy mineral driven and muscular quite the opposite of the 1985 , but has years of life ahead of it .

Feb 8th, 2018
Greg Koslosky

Elegant balanced and complex an amazing Cheval!

Elegant balanced and complex an amazing Cheval!

Feb 8th, 2018
Stephen Solaka

Black fruits, leather, and tobacco. Still quite young. Bottle had been opened for a day so was more approachable.

Black fruits, leather, and tobacco. Still quite young. Bottle had been opened for a day so was more approachable.

Jan 2nd, 2018
Dan Thomas

Wow 1986. Humbly tasted blind. Tannins fully resolved elegant and pretty. I need to drink more old Bordeaux!

Wow 1986. Humbly tasted blind. Tannins fully resolved elegant and pretty. I need to drink more old Bordeaux!

Dec 30th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Still needs time based on this bottle. Tannins still not fully resolved. But the potential is there. Tasted at a wonderful IFWS dinner at the Leela in Mumbai

Still needs time based on this bottle. Tannins still not fully resolved. But the potential is there. Tasted at a wonderful IFWS dinner at the Leela in Mumbai

Dec 17th, 2017
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.3

Surprisingly rich and full of life. Very fine.

Surprisingly rich and full of life. Very fine.

Nov 22nd, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.4

Beautiful and complex

Beautiful and complex

Nov 18th, 2017
Pam Starr

Owner/Winemaker Crocker & Starr Wines

9.5

Sooooo good. Super juicy!

Sooooo good. Super juicy!

Sep 4th, 2017
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.7

Stunning

Stunning

Aug 3rd, 2017
Cathrine Todd

2000 Cheval Blanc with a blend of almost 50:50 Merlot & Cabernet Franc, even though some reports say 53:47 dominate Merlot (not all CB are dominate CF). Tasted with 03, 05, 05 and I had this vintage a few years back, and I must say the tannins have come a long way- lush, almost melts into the wine. Explosion of blueberry and cassis with tarragon, smoked meats, and bark. Even though it is such a pleasure now I have a feeling it has a lot more to give.

2000 Cheval Blanc with a blend of almost 50:50 Merlot & Cabernet Franc, even though some reports say 53:47 dominate Merlot (not all CB are dominate CF). Tasted with 03, 05, 05 and I had this vintage a few years back, and I must say the tannins have come a long way- lush, almost melts into the wine. Explosion of blueberry and cassis with tarragon, smoked meats, and bark. Even though it is such a pleasure now I have a feeling it has a lot more to give.

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