Château Cheval Blanc 2004

 Incl. VAT & DP1 Double-Magnum (3l)
Parker : 91 / 100
J. Robinson : 19 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2004 Cheval Blanc has always been a wine that I felt needed patience on behalf of the wine lover, and so it is proving to be the case. Served blind I remarked upon a surprisingly Burgundy-like bouquet with ample red cherries, candied strawberry and redcurrant scents, the Merlot clearly more conspicuous than the Cabernet Franc, at least for now. The palate is medium-bodied with just a touch of coarseness on the entry. I appreciate the weight and balance here and belatedly the Cabernet Franc begins to express itself on the latter half, lending structure and grip, a dash of spice and a bit of sinew. Whilst it will never have the persistence of other vintages and regrettably continue to be dwarfed by the 2005, it remains a very fine Cheval Blanc from Pierre Lurton and his team. Tasted September 2016.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Vineyard
Libournais

Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Conventional viticulture

J. Robinson
19

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
94

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Franc/Merlot

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Château Cheval Blanc

Classification
1er grand cru classé "A"

Parker
91

Allergens
Contains sulphites