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Chateau Cheval Blanc Subskription 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

95–97 Points, Wine Enthusiast (Barrel Sample): "This wine has an impressive depth of flavor for the vintage. Acidity and freshness show through the elegant tannins, giving the wine a stylish structure. It is not a powerful Cheval Blanc, but it is so finely balanced." 91-94 Points, Wine Spectator (James Molesworth): "A lovely mix of red berry and blackberry fruit, with focused red currant, bergamot and black cherry notes. A twinge of mesquite, with a note of black tea, hangs on the finish. There's lovely perfume now, with subtle persistence through the finish. This opens steadily at it airs. Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Tasted non-blind (March 2014)." 90-92 Points, Viinous (Antponio Galloni): "There is a lot to like in the 2013 Cheval Blanc. Sweet red berries, crushed flowers, mint, pomegranate and bright floral notes meld together gracefully. The mid-weight style of the year is evident, but there is good energy in the glass. Silky, polished tannins round out the persistent, supple finish. The 2013 is 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Merlot. Production will be around 45,000 bottles as opposed to the more typical 75-80,000."

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 Subskription

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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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95–97 Points, Wine Enthusiast (Barrel Sample): "This wine has an impressive depth of flavor for the vintage. Acidity and freshness show through the elegant tannins, giving the wine a stylish structure. It is not a powerful Cheval Blanc, but it is so finely balanced." 91-94 Points, Wine Spectator (James Molesworth): "A lovely mix of red berry and blackberry fruit, with focused red currant, bergamot and black cherry notes. A twinge of mesquite, with a note of black tea, hangs on the finish. There's lovely perfume now, with subtle persistence through the finish. This opens steadily at it airs. Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Tasted non-blind (March 2014)." 90-92 Points, Viinous (Antponio Galloni): "There is a lot to like in the 2013 Cheval Blanc. Sweet red berries, crushed flowers, mint, pomegranate and bright floral notes meld together gracefully. The mid-weight style of the year is evident, but there is good energy in the glass. Silky, polished tannins round out the persistent, supple finish. The 2013 is 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Merlot. Production will be around 45,000 bottles as opposed to the more typical 75-80,000."

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