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Château Cheval-Blanc Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe a Pre-Arrival 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"Tightly wound, with a core of red currant, red licorice and bergamot. The long, earth-driven finish shows a tug of clay and warm stone, while a backdrop of bittersweet cocoa and dark tea waits in reserve. Reveals a sinewy side, balanced by muscle and flesh. Impressively rendered for the vintage. Tasted non-blind....94-97" WS 04/13 "A Cheval Blanc with an impressive center palate of blueberries, chocolate, almonds and spices. Full body, a solid core of fruit and a long, long finish. Goes on for minutes. Beautiful wine. Seamless tannins. Needs a few years of bottle age. Better in 2017...94" JS 02/15 "Barrel sample. An impressively dense wine with a serious structure. Dusty tannins go with a powerful structure and a wonderfully deep texture. Very solid and chunky...95-97" WE 4/13

Château Cheval Blanc:
Château Cheval Blanc is one of the rare Bordeaux properties to stay in a single family for over 150 years.

External Reviews for Château Cheval-Blanc Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classe a Pre-Arrival

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

Tightly wound with a core of red currant red licorice and bergamot. The long earth-driven finish shows a tug of clay and warm stone while a backdrop of bittersweet cocoa and dark tea waits in reserve. Reveals a sinewy side balanced by muscle and flesh. Impressively rendered for the vintage. Tasted non-blind. J.M. Wine Spectator.



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"Tightly wound, with a core of red currant, red licorice and bergamot. The long, earth-driven finish shows a tug of clay and warm stone, while a backdrop of bittersweet cocoa and dark tea waits in reserve. Reveals a sinewy side, balanced by muscle and flesh. Impressively rendered for the vintage. Tasted non-blind....94-97" WS 04/13 "A Cheval Blanc with an impressive center palate of blueberries, chocolate, almonds and spices. Full body, a solid core of fruit and a long, long finish. Goes on for minutes. Beautiful wine. Seamless tannins. Needs a few years of bottle age. Better in 2017...94" JS 02/15 "Barrel sample. An impressively dense wine with a serious structure. Dusty tannins go with a powerful structure and a wonderfully deep texture. Very solid and chunky...95-97" WE 4/13

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