Red

2005 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • acyso wrote: (90 points)

    October 29, 2015 - Annual Comparative Bordeaux Tasting (2000/2005) (Chicago, IL): The cabernet franc is much more prevalent here than in the 2000, but all-in-all, this is a sweeter, darker, and more tannic version of that wine. Darker fruit and showing much less at the moment, despite the larger-scaled structure. This also doesn't quite have the same freshness that the 2000 had, and needs lots of time for everything to emerge and integrate.

  • Burgundy Al wrote:

    October 21, 2015 - Some Wine Tasted at the Zachys Auction (Four Seasons Restaurant - New York NY): Small taste, brief note. From magnum. Magnificently complex nose with ripe black fruit, spice throughout. Same ripe, black fruit on palate but far less forthcoming for now. 97 point nose, 90 point palate for pleasure today, but I'd expect 95-96 point potential here.

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  • rlove wrote: (96 points)

    October 11, 2015 - (Roughly equal parts Cabernet franc and Merlot) Expressive nose of raspberry, liquorice, mocha, and truffle—the undercurrent of sous bois is particularly sexy. Dark fruits, mocha, and minerals in the mouth. This wine is at once both surprisingly accessible and capable of evolving for decades to come. A classy, giant offering. Drink now through 2040+.

  • beatles Likes this wine: (96 points)

    July 8, 2015 - At a White Horse Tavern in the north country: Much too young; dry, cool, intense, aristocratic, a wine of great style, but still hiding most of it's stuff in a concentrated fist of very ripe fruit. This will be better than good in 5+ years.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (98 points)

    June 28, 2015 - Blending 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet Franc, the wine pops with licorice, truffle, tobacco, flowers and fresh, ripe black and red fruits. Silky, soft, refined, elegant, supple, exotic, young and fresh, there is a long kirsch, griotte and black raspberry liqueur sensation that expands in the mouth and on the palate in the finish. As good as this is now, it's only going to get better as it continues to age.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009 (link) 19.5+ points

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion) A fine nose here, quite vibrant and aromatic, a touch chalky, with pure red fruit character, elegant with cranberry and redcurrant characteristics. There is a gentle smokiness to it but it has a very restrained application of oak, and there are quiet nuances of liquorice and crunchy tar. Beautiful purity on the palate, very well defined and elegantly complete, balanced and light-footed, although with appropriate substance and a core of well judged tannins. Not a prodigious wine, but it has lift, vigour and definition on its side. It is very true to the Cheval Blanc style based on my tastings of older vintages, and this will be absolutely fine in 10-20 years time.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • 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 231 (6%)
  • In Cellars 3,195 (82%)
  • Consumed 489 (12%)

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