Red

2009 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • RaggaMat wrote: (95 points)

    January 26, 2017 - Vertical tasting of six recent vintages. So much more expressive on the nose than the 2010. Fresh black brambly fruit, with gravel and liquorice notes. There is a lush and smooth texture to the fine tannins. Lots of dark chocolate and hazelnuts. Does not have the power of the 2010 but it is still excellent and will surely be ready a lot earlier.

  • beatles wrote: (94 points)

    November 24, 2016 - The weakest of the set (2011-10-09), lush, harmonious, but lacks the depth of the others. A pleasure to drink, certainly, and a great wine - just not as good as the others. 42 pct cab franc. #Angleterre

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (99 points)

    June 24, 2015 - This is young, but its not all about potential. No sir! This is all about substance. The fruit is so silky, sexy and sensuous, it's hard not to smile as each sip add more complexities and nuances in its own, hedonistic manner. There is ripe fruit galore, freshness, complexity, length and more importantly, personality that makes you need another sip, and then another another glass. Now, if only I could get another bottle!

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  • La Cave d'Argent Likes this wine: (99 points)

    October 17, 2014 - 2014 New York Wine Experience Trip; 10/14/2014-10/21/2014 (New York City, NY): This opaque ruby, fleshy Cheval Blanc flirts with perfection. Ripe black currant, espresso, fig, sandalwood and walnut aromas and flavors are supported by a full-bodied, freshly acidic, seamlessly alcoholic (13.7%) frame. The tannins are substantial but are so fine-grained that the wine has an overall velvety mouth texture. Beautifully balanced and harmonious, it shows great persistence in the middle and has excellent purity of fruit. The finish is impressively long and surprisingly supple for such a young Bordeaux. It is amazing how this château has captured such power and hedonism in the same bottle. Drink 2020-2045.

  • lolo66 wrote:

    October 17, 2014 - NY Wine Experience 2014 (Marriot Marquis): first time with this wine. seamless is what best describes. not the best showing. Shut down and not as flamboyant as some of the recent people have wrote. but the glimpse of what this can be seems to be a most elegant package.

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  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 105 (7%)
  • In Cellars 1,288 (86%)
  • Consumed 99 (7%)

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