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2009 Château Cheval Blanc

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

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PRICE:
$2,175.00 per Magnum (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
1 Magnum (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"It will be fascinating to follow the evolution of the 2009 Cheval Blanc versus the 2010 as well as the awesome 2005, 2000, 1998 and 1990. This famous estate's vineyard is situated at the juncture of Pomerol and the sandy, gravelly soils of St.-Emilion, facing the two noble estates of l'Evangile and La Conseillante. A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the 2009 Cheval Blanc tips the scales at just under 14% natural alcohol. Its dense blue/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary nose of incense, raspberries, cassis, sweet forest floor and a subtle hint of menthol. Opulent and full-bodied with low acidity but no sense of heaviness, this dense, unctuously textured, super-smooth, velvety, pure, profound Cheval Blanc is impossible to resist despite its youthfulness. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050+." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #199
(WA, 02/01/2012)

Rating: 99
Drink from: 2018-2050


"This is ethereal. The nose is so perfumed and beautiful, with dried flowers, fresh mint, blueberries and plums that follow through to a full body and incredible power of super fine tannins. It's almost like a Romanee-Conti in texture and length. The fresh acidity makes it bright. It's all about texture. 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. Try in 2022." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 01/31/2012)

Rating: 99
Drink from: 2022


"Dense, brooding and richly coated, with a well of steeped black currant, fig paste and roasted plum fruit to draw on while the layers of charcoal, Kenya AA coffee and loam resolve themselves. This displays both breadth and depth, offering a great undercurrent of acidity to match its heft. Should be among the most long-lived wines of the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2035. 7,330 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2012)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2017-2035


"Bright red-ruby. Flamboyant yet classy aromas and flavors of raspberry, mocha, coffee and herbs. Like liquid velvet in the mouth, but with great lift and perfume giving the wine outstanding inner-palate verve. Wonderfully rich and classically dry Cheval with noble tannins, strong mineral energy and great lingering aromatic character. Atypically full and approachable for young Cheval Blanc but I'm not complaining. One of the longest wines of the vintage, and among my handful of favorites." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2012)

Rating: 97


"Very dark crimson with a healthy rim. Very good quality oak on the nose and some sumptuous fruit too. But it certainly isn't one of the most concentrated ones. There's more than a hint of Lafite lift about this. Was this one of P Lurton's famous "cashmere tannins' vintages? Dry finish. Very attractive and relaxed - and more forward than the Angélus or Canon. It's not dramatic but it is confident." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 12/12/2012)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2016-2034


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