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2016 Château Cheval Blanc

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

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated arrival date is Fall 2019 help
 
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PRICE:
$4,650.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
17 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The 2016 Cheval Blanc is blended of 59.5% Merlot, 37.2% Cabernet Franc and 3.3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is incredibly youthful yet not so shy as some other 2016s at this stage, giving wonderfully intense scents of red currants, black cherries, wild blueberries and violets with nuances of star anise, cinnamon stick, rose hip tea, cigar box and wood smoke plus a touch of beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has jaw-dropping elegance and depth, offering up layer upon layer of fragrant red and black fruits plus an extraordinary array of mineral sparks, supported by a rock-solid grainy texture, finishing with epic persistence and an edifying perfume. This is a very different style from the rich, opulently hedonic 2015, yet this wonderfully fragrant, beautifully poised and intellectually compelling 2016 is equally extraordinary." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim End of November 2018
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2023-2070


"Tasty floral start and then quite rich. A bit of grainy astringency (from those concrete vats?) in terms of texture - by no means unpleasant. Lots of floral notes, hint of putty and then lovely richness underneath. Quite a contrast between nose and palate. Smudgy palate and precise nose. Tannins really present on the end. Very floral on the nose. Big gap! Not sweet!!" JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/13/2017)

Rating: 18.5+
Drink from: 2028-2045


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