Red

2009 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • il_diavolo wrote: (93 points)

    August 10, 2017 - Sexy, soft wine. Did not appeal to me next to the 2005. Maybe it's a style preference, but I find this vintage version very overpriced. tasted once, possible it wasn't a representative bottle.

  • Taiwan wrote: (94 points)

    June 9, 2017 - CB dinner. Opaque purple, showing little development. Lightly floral, appealing nose. Serious depth, so much potential.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (100 points)

    April 16, 2017 - Bottled decadence, and then some. This is so hedonistic, opulent, pure, refined and elegant, it is hard to believe. Not even 10 years old and this already offers an incredible, unparalleled tasting experience. If you have the money, this is going to offer its pleasures for decades to come.

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  • 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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2012, IWC Issue #163 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
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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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 87 (6%)
  • In Cellars 1,389 (88%)
  • Consumed 104 (7%)

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