Chateau Cheval Blanc single OWC 2005
€ 1.010,31 (inkl. MwSt.)
|Klassifiziering||Premier Grand Cru Classe A|
|Marke||Chateau Cheval Blanc|
|Region||Bordeaux, St. Emilion|
|Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Bordeaux Blend|
The dense ruby/purple-hued 2005 Cheval Blanc’s ethereal bouquet of menthol, coffee, wet stones, black cherries, blackberries, and hints of graphite and spice soars from the glass. An equal part blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, it is medium to full-bodied with a gorgeous texture in addition to high tannins that glide over the palate with no angularity or astringency. While it does not quite reach the perfection of the 2000, it should rival the profound 1998 and 1990. This is not a Cheval Blanc for near-term drinking as it demands at least a decade’s worth of cellaring.
Winespectator / James Suckling (97)
This is really gorgeous on the nose, with blackberry, mineral, light vanilla bean and milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is racy and very beautiful. The tannins coat the palate, but leave a provoking impression. A Cheval for long-term aging.
Rene Gabriel rates this wine 19/20 points.