Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.42148 ratings
9.4733 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
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9.5

The 2008 Cheval Blanc is one of the go-to wines of the vintage. Now at 15 years old, it has retained the energy and focus it displayed from the outset: black fruit, crushed stone, wilted violet petals and touches of forest floor cohere wonderfully in the glass. The Cabernet here is more expressive. The palate has a slight chewiness on the entry, but it "relaxes" in the glass. It shows off its delicate lattice of tannins and perhaps a bit more backbone than I have observed on previous bottles. It's very intense on the finish where, as before, the Cabernet Franc takes charge. Superb. Keep it another three to four years if you can. Tasted at the Lia's Wings/book dinner at Medlar restaurant. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2023)

The 2008 Cheval Blanc is one of the go-to wines of the vintage. Now at 15 years old, it has retained the energy and focus it displayed from the outset: black fruit, crushed stone, wilted violet petals and touches of forest floor cohere wonderfully in the glass. The Cabernet here is more expressive. The palate has a slight chewiness on the entry, but it "relaxes" in the glass. It shows off its delicate lattice of tannins and perhaps a bit more backbone than I have observed on previous bottles. It's very intense on the finish where, as before, the Cabernet Franc takes charge. Superb. Keep it another three to four years if you can. Tasted at the Lia's Wings/book dinner at Medlar restaurant. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2023)

Jan 10th, 2024
David Kline

Graphite and raisin, fig and marinated porcini, smoky dried cherries, black pepper on grilled beef fat, toasted sesame, dried black and red currants, all within an aura of damson and violet and honeyed rose petal. Palate leaps with damson and dried and fresh bing cherry, dried spiced plum, cedar and dried lavender, black olive, moist tobacco, and perfectly toned tannins which come off as a separate, undefinable taste of fruit skin extraction with stunning depth; tea leaves meet dried blackberry in a redwood stand. Soft date and creamy fig follow to a tart raspberry end.




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Graphite and raisin, fig and marinated porcini, smoky dried cherries, black pepper on grilled beef fat, toasted sesame, dried black and red currants, all within an aura of damson and violet and honeyed rose petal. Palate leaps with damson and dried and fresh bing cherry, dried spiced plum, cedar and dried lavender, black olive, moist tobacco, and perfectly toned tannins which come off as a separate, undefinable taste of fruit skin extraction with stunning depth; tea leaves meet dried blackberry in a redwood stand. Soft date and creamy fig follow to a tart raspberry end.




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Sep 21st, 2023
Conrad Green

Silky and soft with inky fruit. Slick. Very contained. A little under for Cheval

Silky and soft with inky fruit. Slick. Very contained. A little under for Cheval

Jul 5th, 2023
Conrad Green

Dark and gravelly. Quite masculine and broad alongside the 82 and 83. Deep iron, blood, minerality. A slightly tangy note. Good stuff. Possibly not a perfect bottle

Dark and gravelly. Quite masculine and broad alongside the 82 and 83. Deep iron, blood, minerality. A slightly tangy note. Good stuff. Possibly not a perfect bottle

Apr 14th, 2023
Conrad Green

Lovely fruit. A tiny hint of band that may be holding this back a touch. A foot of animal and deep gravely fruit. Slick and intense. Very good.

Lovely fruit. A tiny hint of band that may be holding this back a touch. A foot of animal and deep gravely fruit. Slick and intense. Very good.

Apr 14th, 2023
Conrad Green

This is wonderful. Soft black cherry, plush damson and violets, a hint of graphite. Great texture. So harmonious and complete. Enchanting. As good as bordeaux gets. Wow

This is wonderful. Soft black cherry, plush damson and violets, a hint of graphite. Great texture. So harmonious and complete. Enchanting. As good as bordeaux gets. Wow

Apr 14th, 2023
Conrad Green

Soft plummy fruit. Settled with age. Some floral stuff with a garrigue undertow. Lovely and drinking great right now

Soft plummy fruit. Settled with age. Some floral stuff with a garrigue undertow. Lovely and drinking great right now

Mar 3rd, 2023
Conrad Green

Gorgeous. Soft and supple and open with that great open knit silky texture. Raspberry, a hint of spice, red plum. Really lovely and complex stuff.

Gorgeous. Soft and supple and open with that great open knit silky texture. Raspberry, a hint of spice, red plum. Really lovely and complex stuff.

Mar 3rd, 2023
Conrad Green

Gorgeous silky plummy fruit. Violet and some gnarly fruit. Lovely stuff- long.

Gorgeous silky plummy fruit. Violet and some gnarly fruit. Lovely stuff- long.

Mar 3rd, 2023
Drew Summers

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9.4

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