Red

2012 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Libournais
  • > St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 2016 - 2036
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Community Tasting Notes 1

  • 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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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    4/9/2013 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    April 2013, Issue #168 (link)

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

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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 152 (68%)
  • In Cellars 72 (32%)
  • Consumed 0 (0%)

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