Red

2011 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 15

  • NPop Likes this wine: (94 points)

    September 14, 2017 - Tasted at Chateau.
    52 CF 47 M 1 CS, 100% new oak for 15 m's.

    Dark, inky crimson, opaque, compact rim.

    Classic Cheval Blanc bouquet. Seductively floral - rose petal, lavender, violet. Elegant red fruit profile with fresh mintiness in abundance.

    While evidently young and thus structured, this wine is extremely nuanced and soft (in a good way). Sophisticated and complex black and red fruits highlighted by fresh herbal undertone (mint, sweet basil, and thyme). Incredible finish - long and uniquely memorable.

    No doubt, it will be spectacular in 10-15 years and beyond. My first young Cheval is exactly everything I was hoping for and more. 94++

  • hiker_guy Likes this wine:

    July 4, 2017 - Tasted at the Chateau.
    Nice wine with depth and class. NIce complexity, depth and length. No harsh edges and very well done.

  • ShangGuy Likes this wine: (95 points)

    June 10, 2017 - Forth chateau visited on Bordeaux trip and home of one of my favorite Cab Franc grapes. Purple red color, strong truffle creamy aroma with hints of meat - wonderful smell. Medium build in first taste opening to a full fruity body with medium strength finish. Linger is endless with spice, pepper, tannic edges. Wonderful wine

  • RaggaMat wrote: (93 points)

    January 26, 2017 - Vertical tasting of six recent vintages. Cool and fresh black fruits, with a gravely note. There is a hedonistic milk chocolatey flavour on the palate. Lovely balance, no rough edges here.

  • beatles wrote: (94 points)

    November 24, 2016 - The surprise of todays tasting, better than the vintage; richesse, fullness of fruit, yet tight and aristocratic. Tannic still, future here. 57 pct cab franc here, you feel its coolness, still charming indeed.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    April 2012 (link)

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

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2012, Issue #38, The 2011 Bordeaux Vintage Unprecedented Conditions Lead to Very Mixed Quality, But With Some Truly Outstanding Gems to Be Found

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2012 (link) (17.5-18.) points

    (Château Cheval-Blanc (St Emilion)) The traditional dominance of Cabernet Franc here at 52%, with Merlot to balance at 48%. A fine and floral purity on the nose here, sweet and fragrant, open and yet showing concentration. There is a lovely smoky purity to it, very clean, very floral, and certainly suggestive of ripe Cabernet Franc, with a fine violet tone to it. This is cool, pure and fragrant, and those violet tones keep popping up on the palate as well. A classic style, with great polish, a supple character, and some elegance too. A very complete texture and stance through the midpalate, with a fine and ripe fruit character, draped over the rich, velvety but nicely composed tannins. There is a very confident potential here.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • 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 109 (15%)
  • In Cellars 584 (81%)
  • Consumed 27 (4%)

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