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Château Cheval-Blanc St. Emilion 2017

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Seductive. This is incredibly floral with violets raspberries and hints nutmeg. Full to medium body with a pretty density and freshness. Silky and refined. Velvety wine. Creamy. Attractive tannin backbone. Fascinating Cheval Blanc. Subtle. Reminds me of 1971 or a baby 2001. 52% cabernet franc and 48% merlot. James Suckling.

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

Member Reviews for Château Cheval-Blanc St. Emilion

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Snooth User: maxatlinns
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 06/28/2009

Four glasses


4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 12/18/2009

Green pepper, cassis and raspberry aromas. Thick, rich flavors that have lots of spice and acidity. Still quite young even at 5 years, but with the bright fruit and bracing and austere refreshing mouthfeel serve as signs of great aging potential.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,574
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 12/31/2009

Sweet, rich, concentrated nose of coffee and cocoa on the nose, with plums and blackberries. Bramble flavors, acids apparent, but there are beautiful raspberry, blackberry and cherry flavors. Thick and rich, still tight with bold tannins. Good structure and its still tasty but the tannins dominate.


Snooth User: Tic
115845245
1.50 5
Vintage: 2003 08/08/2010

One and a half glasses


5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 12/18/2009

Molasses, clay and spice on this slightly fungal nose. Flavors are bright and rich, with luscious red fruit, tannin and leather, lovely oak and fresh acidity.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,574
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 12/31/2009

Nose is still mainly closed, with dominant notes of ethanol, iodine and dark muddled fruits. In the mouth, its still fairly closed, and not offering a whole lot, but there's cedar, some cherry and the wine is just starting to express itself. Tannic finish, with lots of licorice and iron.


Snooth User: casanovas
940744144
5.00 5
Vintage: 2001 12/17/2011

Excellent


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External Reviews for Château Cheval-Blanc St. Emilion

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Vintage: 2013 06/20/2014

Seductive. This is incredibly floral with violets raspberries and hints nutmeg. Full to medium body with a pretty density and freshness. Silky and refined. Velvety wine. Creamy. Attractive tannin backbone. Fascinating Cheval Blanc. Subtle. Reminds me of 1971 or a baby 2001. 52% cabernet franc and 48% merlot. James Suckling.


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Vintage: 2013 06/20/2014

The Cheval Blanc 2013 is a blend of 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Merlot representing around 60% of the total production. It has a complex bouquet introverted at first with pure black mineral rich fruit that feels as if it is holding everything back for later. The palate has commendable purity considering the growing season - certainly with no sign of greenness. It might lack a little flair but it is very focused with fine tension on the linear finish. Whilst this might be construed as a conser


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Vintage: 2012 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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Vintage: 2011 05/25/2012

Very perfumy, with lovely red and black fruit thats pure and refined. Theres a creamy feel, with hints of bergamot, cassis and toasted spice. Long and very suave through the finish. Well put together. Tasted non-blind.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Cheval Blanc 6000ml


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Vintage: 2010 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.


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Vintage: 2010 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


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Vintage: 2010 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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