HDH Wine

2017 Château Cheval Blanc

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (A)
(OWC)

PRICE:
$2,373.00 per Double Magnum (3L)

SIZE:
3L d-mag

AVAILABLE:
1 Double Magnum (3L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"A wine of sublime elegance and finesse...tremendous energy, precision and cut. Red/purplish fruit, mint, sage, blood orange, star anise and exotic spice notes...dazzles with its energy..." (97+ points) Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, March 2020
(AG, 03/05/2020)

Rating: 97+


"This is a special Cheval-Blanc with blackcurrants, blueberries and hints of fresh herbs, tobacco and cedar. Full-bodied, very powerful and muscular with lots of tannins. The higher percentage of cabernet sauvignon (15% instead of 5%) makes it structured. Give it time to come together. Better after 2022." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 01/10/2020)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2022


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(WA, 03/16/2020)

Rating: 96+


"The 2017 Cheval Blanc contains more Cabernet Sauvignon than usual due to the reconfiguration of the blend after frost. Pierre Lurton and his team took the bold decision to express the growing season rather than the classic Cheval Blanc blend. It has a crisp blackcurrant and bilberry scented bouquet with touches of mint and cedar, very Left Bank in style due to the influence of the Cabernet. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, fine acidity, quite linear at the moment with an almost austere, aloof finish. It is a fascinating Cheval Blanc insofar that is atypical in style, although I must confess that I miss the crucial contribution of the Merlot. Having said that, I applaud the decision to reflect the growing season come what may." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 02/06/2020)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2023-2040


"Tangy and fresh on the palate. Relatively delicate on the nose. Fine, scented graphite and herbaceous nose, classic Cheval. Deep cherry red. Super-fresh and very fine texture. Paper-fine tannins. Perfect balance between the fruit and the framework. Smaller berries with higher tannins, apparently. Succulent, tender, fresh. Moreish and mouth-watering. Melts in the mouth and persists." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/24/2018)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2027-2042


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