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2014 Château Cheval Blanc

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (A)

Earliest anticipated arrival is June 2019 help
 
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PRICE:
$479.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
24 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This has dreamy aromas already, with notes of Lapsang souchong tea, smoldering cigar and cold charcoal wafting up from the core of dense yet supple currant, fig and blackberry preserves. A loamy edge thumps through the finish, giving this an addictive, head-bobbing bass line. Best from 2026 through 2040. 8,335 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2017)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2026-2040


"The 2014 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 45% Cabernet Franc and 55% Merlot, picked from 19 September until 8 October. It has a very succinct, almost understated bouquet, here a mixture of red and black fruit, cold limestone and crushed rose petals (the latter observed when the wine was in barrel). It is not a set of aromatics that go out and grab your attention, rather the sophistication creeps up on you. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp tannin. Unlike the Deuxième Vin, there is real structure and backbone here, a gentle but insistent grip in the mouth. It errs towards black instead of red fruit, intermingling with sage and cumin, then segueing into a precise finish with a long, lingering ferrous finish (à la Pomerol!), finally a hint of oyster shell on the aftertaste. It is one of the most subtle Cheval Blancs that I have tasted in a long time, although it will doubtlessly be deceptively long lived. This is a serious Cheval Blanc for serious oenophiles." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 03/31/2017)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2020-2050


"A wine of exceptional finesse, the 2014 Cheval Blanc lifts from the glass with captivating aromatics and sculpted red-fleshed fruit, all with the extra kick of acidity and overall freshness that are such a signature of this vintage. The 2014 is bright, finessed and persistent. It will almost certainly put on weight in bottle. I have a feeling something special is developing here." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/01/2017)

Rating: 96+
Drink from: 2024-2044


"Aromas of strawberries, flowers and rose petals. Medium to full body and such beautiful polish and finesse. The texture is remarkably silky. It’s a wine all in elegance and harmony. Such length. Try in 2022 but already a joy to taste." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/13/2017)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2022


"The 2014 Cheval Blanc does not convey the same sophistication and panache as the Angélus. This is more rugged and earthier, quite powerful with pencil lead and sous-bois aromas developing with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, plenty of blackberry laced with cedar, mint, fruitcake and white pepper notes. It finishes with some style and it feels very long on the finish. I just think that unlike Angélus this is going to need several years to really knit together. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/27/2018)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2022-2055


"Tasted blind. Real freshness here on the nose even if there is a slight lack of concentration. A hint of saltiness. Very appetising and rewarding without anything forced. Not that rich but very grown-up and sophisticated. Just about the first 2014 I was tempted to drink." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 03/01/2018)

Rating: 18.5
Drink from: 2023-2043


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