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Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend Wine 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

With a massive concentration of bramble fruit and a high level of firm, ripe<br/>tannins adding structure, Cheval Blanc was one of the most masculine wines that<br/>we tasted on the Right Bank during the 2009 en primeur tastings. Dense, earthy<br/>with a dark olive, almost sweet 'n' sour twist, this was a big,<br/>complex wine with many layers of flavour rippling across the palate towards the<br/>toasty finish. Very impressive indeed, this was one of the best Merlot-dominant<br/>(60%) wines we tasted in 2009.

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 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend Wine

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 5000ML Jéroboam


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/03/2012

A record 65% of the harvest was dedicated to the grand vin this vintage. From a 60/40 blend of merlot and cabernet franc, they achieved what they considered to be high alcohol level of 13.9. Deeply concentrated spicy fragrance coming from the high po... Chuck Hayward. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Cheval Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

the 2009 (58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc) came in at 13.5% natural alcohol (some lots were as high as 14.5%). The wine exhibits sumptuous aromatics of subtle menthol intermixed with caramel


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/04/2010

The harvest for the 2009 Cheval Blanc began in mid-September and finished on October 8. One of this estate's greatest wines, the 2009 (58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc) came in at 13.5% natural alcohol (some lots were as high as 14.5%). The wine exh... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2009 Cheval Blanc 1500ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
12/15/2011

mulberries


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
03/22/2012

The harvest for the 2009 Cheval Blanc began in mid-September and finished on October 8. One of this estate's greatest wines, the 2009 (58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Franc) came in at 13.5% natural alcohol (some lots were as high as 14.5%). The wine exhibits sumptuous aromatics of subtle menthol intermixed with caramel, black raspberries, mulberries, kirsch, and cassis. With a stupendous opulence and a fleshy mouthfeel, but no heaviness or fatigue, this dense wine is staggeringly concentrated, very full-bodied, powerful, and silky smooth. Irresistible already, it is almost frightening to think how compelling this beauty should be in a few years.


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
06/30/2010

The present-day Cheval Blanc vineyards had vines at least as far back as the 18th century, as shown by Belleyme's map of the region dated 1764. Nearly a century later, the estate was acquired by the Fourcaud- Laussac family, who owned it until 1998, when it was sold to Mr Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frère. The vineyard is in a single block, and borders on the Pomerol appellation. An outstanding terroir and unusual proportions of Cabernet Franc and Merlot give this great wine an absolutely unique flavour. Chateau Cheval Blanc has had a greater number of outstanding vintages than any other classified great growth over the past century.Another unusual characteristic of Cheval Blanc is that once it reaches its peak, it maintains it for a very long time. This admirable wine is powerful, soft, rich, round and silky. It has tremendous fruit and elegance as well as exceptional quality from year to year. This timeless and superb wine is like no other.


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With a massive concentration of bramble fruit and a high level of firm, ripe<br/>tannins adding structure, Cheval Blanc was one of the most masculine wines that<br/>we tasted on the Right Bank during the 2009 en primeur tastings. Dense, earthy<br/>with a dark olive, almost sweet 'n' sour twist, this was a big,<br/>complex wine with many layers of flavour rippling across the palate towards the<br/>toasty finish. Very impressive indeed, this was one of the best Merlot-dominant<br/>(60%) wines we tasted in 2009.

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