Red

2012 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • CamWheeler wrote: (93 points)

    April 30, 2017 - MW Institute 2012 Bordeaux Tasting: Very light natured - floral, spice, some light earth and some plum on the nose. The palate is delicate across the very good length, there is a sense of power but always in the background. Quite fine and with a lovely sense of restraint. Great stuff, with plenty of potential as well.

  • RaggaMat wrote: (93 points)

    January 26, 2017 - Vertical tasting of six recent vintages. Far more expressive than the 2013. Quite dry with high acidity. All the components are there. Should be very good.

  • bestdamncab Likes this wine: (96 points)

    January 25, 2017 - MW 2012 Annual Bordeaux Tasting San Francisco, slightly subdued nose of summer rain shower on a dusty road, red and black fruit, allspice, and floral notes, same on the palate, big body, slightly closed today but with coaxing, very sweet and rich fruit but not sugary, medium amount of soft tannins, medium/big body, subtle like always, long finish.

  • 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
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  • By Antonio Galloni
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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 159 (22%)
  • In Cellars 522 (71%)
  • Consumed 52 (7%)

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