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2006 Château Cheval Blanc

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (A)

PRICE:
$1,279.00 per Magnum (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
4 Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The brilliant 2006 Cheval Blanc performed better from bottle than from barrel. A blend of equal parts Cabernet Franc and Merlot grown in a superb vineyard site facing La Conseillante and l'Evangile at the very edge of the sandy, gravelly soils of St.-Emilion, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a sweet perfume of menthol, charcoal, boysenberries, black currants, and hints of cocoa and caramel. Lush, textured, and opulent with superb purity, medium to full body, savory flavors, and sweet, sexy tannins, this stunning Cheval Blanc may be even better than the 2005. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #181
(WA, 02/01/2009)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2012-2030


"Displays lots of milk chocolate, cedar, berry and cappuccino aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins, this is structured and layered for the vintage. Mouthpuckering. Needs time. This is one of the wines of the vintage. Best after 2015." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2009)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2015


"Good deep ruby-red. Captivating nose combines blackberry, menthol, licorice, bitter chocolate, violet and a flinty, iron-like element. Densely packed and very fresh, with superb energy and definition to the complex flavors of cassis, blackberry, licorice, menthol and minerals. A floral element contributes to the impression of vibrancy. This is more impressive than it was at any stage of its elevage, offering surprising chewy richness and sweetness for a brand-new Cheval. Finishes with broad, toothdusting tannins that mount slowly and saturate the palate. This wonderfully smooth wine gained in precision and floral perfume with 24 hours in the recorked bottle and should be at its best roughly between 2015 and 2035." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 05/01/2009)

Rating: 94


"Rich, sweet, caramel, vanilla, and subtle mineral nose, typically seductive appeal of young Cheval Blanc; fleshy, medium-full wine (the 14% alcohol notwithstanding) with a fine, fairly firm tannin; ripe fruit, fresh acidity, and a long-term, sinewy texture; sweet-cored, tight-knit, spicily complex flavor, very aromatic and with fine fruit and aroma length. Very good, if fairly long-term, slightly austere style for Cheval Blanc." Michael Schuster, The World of Fine Wine, Issue 30
(WFW, 10/01/2010)

Rating: 18
Drink from: 2020-2030+


"Very dark crimson. Light, quite mellow scent. Very sweet black cherry start. Rich and appealing. Dry as dust on the end with a mineral note. Long-term wine." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 01/20/2010)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2016-2030


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