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Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

" The blueberry and blackberry character and bouquet of violets is off the charts. full body, the cabernet franc dominates the blend now, with so much dark fruit, minerals and flowers with hints of spices. shows amazing length and purity...99-100" JS 6/11 "Mulberries, black currants, fresh minerals, and floral notes jump from the glass of this full-bodied, dense wine. With its tannins, good acidity and surprisingly modest pH, this should be an exceptionally long-lived wine...96-98" WA 5/11

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 Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/29/2014

Good bright deep red. Captivating scents of cassis violet minerals bitter chocolate and wild herbs. Extremely fine-grained but also very dense and chewy for young Cheval Blanc showing great cabernet franc lift and perfume and a downright velvety texture. This deep multilayered wine was a bit dominated by its brooding tannins and big structure when first poured but I found my score going steadily higher as the wine benefited from air. My rating may look too conservative a decade from n


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/10/2014

56% cabernet franc 44% merlot. 100% new oak. This big ripe Cheval displays intense aromas of camphor cassis raspberry and leather framed by notes of earth. Very powerful on the palate flavors of chocolate and coffee emerge along with beautiful minerality and superb persistence. The finish is bright and fresh with subtle but well-integrated tannins. This is truly a wine of power and elegance. Alex Lallos.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/10/2014

56% Cabernet Franc 44% Merlot. Meaty and savoury. Almost austere on the nose relative to how young Cheval usually tastes. Very youthful but aromatic then lovely lusciousness on the palate. Recalls great old Chevals with that seductive freshness. Lovely dry finish. (Blend for 2009 was exactly the opposite.) Coulure affected Merlot in 2010. Lost lots of volume on Merlot. Great structure but also lovely floral seductive aroma. Opens out in the glass in the most convincing manner. Presumably they


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/10/2014

Produced from a higher percentage of Cabernet Franc than usual 56% Cabernet Franc with the remaining 34% percent relegated to Merlot; that assemblage is similar to what is planted in the vineyards today. The wine reached 14.5% alcohol with a 3.75 pH allowing for a rich ripe wine that is also alcoholic and fresh. Placing your nose into this wine reminds you of walking into a flower shop. The aromatics are further complicated with scents of stone oak truffle caramel and black cherry. Pairin



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" The blueberry and blackberry character and bouquet of violets is off the charts. full body, the cabernet franc dominates the blend now, with so much dark fruit, minerals and flowers with hints of spices. shows amazing length and purity...99-100" JS 6/11 "Mulberries, black currants, fresh minerals, and floral notes jump from the glass of this full-bodied, dense wine. With its tannins, good acidity and surprisingly modest pH, this should be an exceptionally long-lived wine...96-98" WA 5/11

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