Chateau Cheval Blanc, Premier Grand Cru Classe "A", Saint-Emilion AC 75cl

Chateau Cheval Blanc, Premier Grand Cru Classe "A", Saint-Emilion AC 75cl

Nimi: Chateau Cheval Blanc, Premier Grand Cru Classe "A", Saint-Emilion AC 75cl

Riik/regioon: Prantsusmaa, Bordeaux, Libourne

Tootja: Chateau Cheval Blanc

Aastakäik: 2014

Mari: 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc

Alkoholisisaldus: 13% vol.

Tootekood: 6916

Hind: 576.00

Hinnaklass: €€€


"This has dreamy aromas already, with notes of Lapsang souchong tea, smoldering cigar and cold charcoal wafting up from the core of dense yet supple currant, fig and blackberry preserves. A loamy edge thumps through the finish, giving this an addictive, head-bobbing bass line. Best from 2026 through 2040." Wine Spectator 97 points

"The 2014 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 45% Cabernet Franc and 55% Merlot, picked from 19 September until 8 October. It has a very succinct, almost understated bouquet, here a mixture of red and black fruit, cold limestone and crushed rose petals (the latter observed when the wine was in barrel). It is not a set of aromatics that go out and grab your attention, rather the sophistication creeps up on you. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin. Unlike the Deuxième Vin, there is real structure and backbone here, a gentle but insistent grip in the mouth. It errs towards black instead of red fruit, intermingling with sage and cumin, then segueing into a precise finish with a long, lingering ferrous finish (à la Pomerol!), finally a hint of oyster shell on the aftertaste. It is one of the most subtle Cheval Blancs that I have tasted in a long time, although it will doubtlessly be deceptively long lived. This is a serious Cheval Blanc for serious oenophiles." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 96 points

"With its high proportion of Cabernet Franc (45%), this is a finely perfumed rich wine. It has great tannins, a smoky character that comes from the wood. The tannins are quite marked, giving a tight firm edge to the wine that otherwise has generous fruitiness. This is a complex wine, impressive, and likely to age over many years. Drink from 2028." Wine Enthusiast 96 points "Cellar Selection"

"Aromas of strawberries, flowers and rose petals. Medium to full body and such beautiful polish and finesse. The texture is remarkably silky. It’s a wine all in elegance and harmony. Such length. Try in 2022 but already a joy to taste." James Suckling 96 points

"Supple, elegant, and seamless, the 2014 Cheval Blanc is about as classic as they come from this estate and shows the character of the vintage perfectly. Made from 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc brought up all in new barrels (although you’d never know that from tasting it), it’s still-youthful ruby/purple color is followed by a complex bouquet of sweet kirsch, black raspberries, violets, menthol, and flowery incense. With terrific sweetness of fruit, medium body, an ethereal texture, polished tannins, and a great finish, it’s going to hit prime time in another 2-4 years and I suspect surprise with its longevity." Jeb Dunnuck 94 points