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Cheval Blanc
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: St. Emilion


WineSizeVintageStockParkerWS
Price in
VAT excl.
VAT incl.
   
Cheval Blanc
St. Emilion
75 cl
2016
97-99  
671.30
723.00
    
Cheval Blanc
St. Emilion
150 cl
2016
97-99  
1'347.20
1'450.95
    
Cheval Blanc
St. Emilion
300 cl
2016
97-99  
2'731.50
2'941.85
    
Cheval Blanc
St. Emilion
600 cl
2016
97-99  
5'462.95
5'883.60
    
Cheval Blanc
St. Emilion
1200 cl
2016
97-99  
11'851.85
12'764.45
    
Cheval Blanc
St. Emilion
1500 cl
2016
97-99  
15'277.80
16'454.20
    
Values are for information. Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE. Terms and Conditions Apply

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Robert Parker: 97-99
The 2016 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 59% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and (the return of) 3% Cabernet Sauvignon from the gravel soils since in this vintage the vines showed absolutely no stress. It delivers 14.25% alcohol with an IPT of 75 and a pH 3.67, which Pierre Lurton told me is a little lower than normal. As usual, it is matured in 100% new oak. It has a very pure, correct and quite penetrating bouquet with black cherries, blackcurrant, graphite and a touch of wild mint. It is bashful at first but opens with confidence with aeration (incidentally, I allowed my sample 40 minutes to open). The palate is medium-bodied with filigree tannin and a killer line of acidity that imparts so much freshness from the starting gun. That soupçon on Cabernet Sauvignon does make a difference, lending a subtle vein of graphite that runs throughout the wine. It remains linear, with laser-like focus towards the extraordinarily persistent finish, pencil lead on the "HB" aftertaste. This is a classic and intellectual Cheval Blanc, not as charming perhaps as the 2015 Cheval Blanc, but it will unquestionably age gracefully over decades not years.





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