Red

2011 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Libournais
  • > St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 1

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (95 points)

    April 24, 2012 - From 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Merlot, the wine will be aged in 100% new oak and reached 13% alcohol. The Grand Vin represents 65% of the harvest. This is a fresh, elegant style of Cheval Blanc that offers soft, ripe, pure, fresh black and white cherries, floral, spice, truffle, smoke and earthy aromas along with supple textures. While refined and polished, 2011 Cheval Blanc lacks the depth found in 2009 and 2010, but the beautiful sense of purity in the fruit is something to behold. 95-96 Pts

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    Jun-14, Issue #175, 6/1/2014 (link)

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc Saint-Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    4/6/2012 (link)

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Ian D'Agata
    April 2012 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2012, Issue #38, The 2011 Bordeaux Vintage Unprecedented Conditions Lead to Very Mixed Quality, But With Some Truly Outstanding Gems to Be Found

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2012 (link) (17.5-18.) points

    (Château Cheval-Blanc (St Emilion)) The traditional dominance of Cabernet Franc here at 52%, with Merlot to balance at 48%. A fine and floral purity on the nose here, sweet and fragrant, open and yet showing concentration. There is a lovely smoky purity to it, very clean, very floral, and certainly suggestive of ripe Cabernet Franc, with a fine violet tone to it. This is cool, pure and fragrant, and those violet tones keep popping up on the palate as well. A classic style, with great polish, a supple character, and some elegance too. A very complete texture and stance through the midpalate, with a fine and ripe fruit character, draped over the rich, velvety but nicely composed tannins. There is a very confident potential here.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Cheval Blanc
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 111 (39%)
  • In Cellars 177 (61%)
  • Consumed 0 (0%)

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