Red

2012 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • beatles wrote: (95 points)

    November 24, 2016 - Very rich and dense, very long and smooth, silky indeed, great vintage for Cheval; a tight grip at the end. Wonderful concentration. This is going places ...
    #Angleterre

  • walkerjfw wrote: (95 points)

    October 20, 2016 - Wine Spectator, NY Wine Experience Grand Tasting...more wines than time...shorter notes (NY City): First time drinking a young Cheval Blanc. Sweet and fragrant wine. Nose of red fruits, floral notes. Palate of bright cherry, raspberry, black cherry, lavender. Back palate has baking spices, and black tea...really elegant mouthfeel.

    Fun to drink this young, it is obviously a great wine that was surprisingly accessible now (at least to me)...should continue to evolve in the bottle and improve

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rossi.wine wrote: (95 points)

    November 7, 2015 - Lovely dark cherries, smoky oak, violets, blueberries on the nose, quite open and accessible still. on the palate very powerful, brooding, mineral, fresh - tannins are kicking in late leading to an impressive finish. I think this will turn into something pretty special. 94-95+(+?)

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (96 points)

    May 15, 2015 - Black cherry liqueur, chocolate mint, espresso and black cherry in the mouth. Silky, with velvet tannins, stone and sweet, ripe, sensuous black and red fruits in the finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Jeff Leve wrote: (96 points)

    April 26, 2013 - With 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 13.9% alcohol with a pH of 3.78. One of the keys to the vintage at Cheval Blanc was the extensive green harvesting needed, due to the extended time needed for flowering. In the perfume, the wine pops with flowers, licorice, earth, caramel and ripe, sweet blackberries. On the palate, the wine displays sweet black and red fruits, spice and a fresh purity of sweet fruit. The tannins are silky, the wine is fresh and long in the finish, complicated by an herbal, tapenade note buried in the fresh, ripe fruit. 94-96 Pts

    2 people found this helpful Comment

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    April 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2013, Issue #44, The 2012 Bordeaux Vintage: A Very Inconsistent, But Classically-Proportioned Year

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • 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 160 (24%)
  • In Cellars 494 (73%)
  • Consumed 25 (4%)

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