• 2015 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France

2015 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, France

  • HKD$9,288.00

Producer: Chateau Cheval Blanc
Vintage: 2015
Bottle size: 75cl
Wine Type: Red Wine
Region/Appellation: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 
Country/ Hierarchy: Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Grape/ Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red
Alcohol Content: 12 - 13%
Premier Grand Cru Classe A

100 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  As many readers may know, 2015 was the first year since 1988 that Cheval Blanc did not produce its second wine, Petit Cheval. This said, parts of two of the Cheval Blanc blocks were not used at all—Plot 17A and the north part of Plot 10—which had problems with water availability during the dry spell, and the fruit was sold for bulk. Therefore, this vintage of the Grand Vin equates to roughly 90% of the total production, making it one of the most complete expressions of Cheval Blanc ever produced. Composed of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Cheval Blanc slowly opens up to reveal plum preserves, black forest cake, blackberry pie and pronounced licorice notes with suggestions of cloves, cinnamon stick, star anise, dried Provence herbs and lavender plus wafts of iron ore and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, rich and densely packed with incredible layers of black, red and blue fruits, it completely fills the palate with energy and expression, framed by very ripe, wonderfully velvety tannins and a racy line of acid, finishing with incredible length and poise. At once achingly graceful and captivatingly cerebral, this is a legendary vintage for this great estate. (LPB)    (2/2018)

100 points - Wine Enthusiast

  Made with 45% Cabernet Franc, this great wine offers a beautiful, rich and perfumed character. This is an exceptional vintage for this estate which incorporated into the blend fruit from parcels of the vineyard that would normally go into the second wine. It is packed with black-fruit flavors and broad tannins, with a background of juicy acidity and a firm structure. Drink from 2027. *Cellar Selection* (RV)    (4/2018)

99 points - James Suckling

  Phenomenal aromas of cherries, flowers, blackberries and sandalwood. Pure fruit. Full-bodied, dense and polished with incredible tannin quality like the finest, densest silk ball. In perfect proportions. Compact. Seamless and endless. Gorgeous to taste now but give it six or seven years to understand it better.   (2/2018)

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