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Cheval-Blanc 2015
1x300.0cl Original Wooden Case £ 2,750.00 1 case available

Region

France > Bordeaux > Libournais > Saint-Emilion

Producer

Chateau Cheval Blanc

Grape

Bordeaux Red Blend

Type

Red

Designation

AOP

Vineyard

Chateau Cheval Blanc

Appellation

Saint-Emilion

Classification

Premier Grand Cru Classe A

Score

100pts WA; 96+/100 NM

Provenance

Tasting note

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WO score is the average of all critic scores for this wine

Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 31/08/2018
Drink: 2027-2067


"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cheval Blanc is still incredibly primary at this very youthful stage. With coaxing, it unfurls to reveal beguiling notions of ripe black cherries, mulberries, licorice, baking spices and smoked meats with touches of incense and potpourri plus wafts of cast iron pan and crushed rocks. Full-bodied, very rich, very firm/taut and with very ripe, fine-grained tannins, it allows a glimpse at its incredible depth of flavors with a very long multi-layered finish. Wow."


Robert Parker
Tasted: 21/02/2018
Drink: 2024-2058


"As many readers may know, 2015 was the first year since 1988 that Cheval Blanc did not produce its second wine, Petit Cheval. This said, parts of two of the Cheval Blanc blocks were not used at all-Plot 17A and the north part of Plot 10-which had problems with water availability during the dry spell, and the fruit was sold for bulk. Therefore, this vintage of the Grand Vin...

...equates to roughly 90% of the total production, making it one of the most complete expressions of Cheval Blanc ever produced. Composed of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cheval Blanc slowly opens up to reveal plum preserves, black forest cake, blackberry pie and pronounced licorice notes with suggestions of cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise, dried Provence herbs and lavender plus wafts of iron ore and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, rich and densely packed with incredible layers of black, red and blue fruits, it completely fills the palate with energy and expression, framed by very ripe, wonderfully velvety tannins and a racy line of acid, finishing with incredible length and poise. At once achingly graceful and captivatingly cerebral, this is a legendary vintage for this great estate."


Robert Parker
Tasted: 28/09/2017
Drink: 2025-2065


The 2015 Cheval Blanc represents the entire vineyard this year, since there is no Le Petit Cheval (two plots that did not meet requirements were not included in any blend). A blend of 45% Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot, matured in 100% new oak, it has a very complex bouquet, subtle and tightly wound, very precise with dark berry fruit, hints of graphite,...

...minerals and a hint of black pepper, perhaps a little spicier than recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with extraordinarily fine tannin. Beautifully balanced, perfectly controlled, this Cheval Blanc gently builds in the mouth, but remains strict and precise. The Cabernet Franc here is very expressive (though apparently the Merlot was showier prior to malolactic). This is an intellectual Cheval Blanc, thoroughly enjoyable, but it will need 10-12 years to really show its pedigree. A profound wine in the making, it will rank with the great wines of the past.



JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 24/01/2019
Drink: 2024-2050


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Profile

Area under vines: 41 hectares
Soils: clayey, gravelly and sandy
Average age of the vines: 40 years
Planting density: 6500 vines/ha
Production: 150 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in new oak barrels
Grape varieties:
  • Cabernet Franc 58%
  • Merlot 42%

Second wine: LE PETIT CHEVAL
Learn more about Château Cheval Blanc here

Contact details

Name

Chateau Cheval Blanc

Address

Château Cheval Blanc, Saint Emilion, France

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