Château Cheval Blanc 2018

 In bond ex VATA case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
Parker : 97-99 / 100
J. Robinson : 18,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Thirty-three plots contributed to this wine, out of the 43 in production. Five went into Petit Cheval and five into bulk. The 2018 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, with a 3.75 pH and 14.5% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, the nose is more open at the core of the wine than the Le Petit Cheval, strutting out of the glass with bold, ripe black cherries, cassis, warm plums and raspberry preserves notes. With coaxing, a whole array of fragrant spice, floral and earth notes emerge, followed by candied violets, star anise, powdered cinnamon, iron ore, tapenade and truffles plus wafts of camphor and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is firm yet possesses a beautifully plush structure of velvety tannins wrapping round the densely packed, complex, fragrant fruit, with seamless freshness and a very long, layered finish.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Vineyard
Libournais

Grape varieties
Cabernet Franc/Merlot

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Conventional viticulture

J. Robinson
18,5

J. Suckling
98-99

Vinous - A. Galloni
97-100

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Area
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Château Cheval Blanc

Classification
1er grand cru classé "A"

Parker
97-99

Allergens
Contains sulphites