Red

2009 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Libournais
  • > St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 2017 - 2040
CT98.5 2 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (99 points)

    June 28, 2010 - 2009 Cheval Blanc is on fire in this vintage. Produced from 60% merlot and 40% cabernet franc, a high percentage of merlot for the chateau, the wine explodes with the intense aromas of jammy black raspberries, flowers, spice, and incense. Powerful, ripe, sweet, velvet textured, and perfectly balanced, this opulent, deep wine finishes with endless waves of spicy berries. This wine personifies decadence, elegance, and power. 96-99 Pts

  • dcwino wrote: (98 points)

    April 1, 2010 - Noticeable Cab Franc spice, great length, silky, excellent concentration and structure. This wine reminded me the 05 VCC Cab Franc expression but perhaps even bigger. 97-99 pts.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/28/2013 (link)

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    July/August 2012, Issue #163 (link)

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  • June 2010, Issue #28 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2010, Issue #150 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/30/2010 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2010, Issue #26, The 2009 Bordeaux Vintage- Futures’ Glory?

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2010 (link) (17.5-18.) points

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion) The alcohol here is 13.9%, with 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc - unprecedented in this cuvée, famed for its Cabernet Franc-dominated blend - with 65% of the harvest in this wine. A vibrant hue, and a thinning bluish rim. Deliciously smoky nose here, although there is also sulphur influence here still. So it is difficult to comment authoritatively on the aromatics. As it blows off though it shows a more meaty, rich presence of fruit. Very appealing texture on the palate, direct and well honed, not bold and big like Petit Cheval. Lots of creamy substance, but it is well contained, harmonious and integrated. The alcohol does show ever so slightly here, but it is not overpowering. Plenty of good grip and with the beautifully velvet-cream tannins it maintains an elegance here, a balance between lifted texture and powerful tannins. I think this could be excellent given time although it undoubtedly has a very rich style that will demand many years in the cellar. Just two niggles that bring this wine down from perfection; firstly, a solid rather than finely finessed showing, and also that fleeting trace of alcohol. Although I accept this has a superb quality, and also that it seems to be popular with many tasters, for me it isn't hitting the heights that Cheval Blanc should hit.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • 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 167 (18%)
  • In Cellars 744 (79%)
  • Consumed 30 (3%)

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