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Chateau Cheval Blanc 2019

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    The precision and complexity of a great vintage ending in -9 by Cheval Blanc

    The estate
    Known all over the world, the Grand Cru Classe A Chateau Cheval Blanc is one of the legendary winemaking estates of the right bank of the Bordeaux region. The property's Second Wine, Petit Cheval, offers a superb introduction to the excellence of Cheval Blanc: a refined, powerful wine, with punchy and delicious fruit on the palate. With a new winery designed by Christian de Portzamparc and inaugurated in June 2011, Chateau Cheval Blanc continues to be an important part of the legend of Bordeaux’s greatest wines.

    The vineyard
    Cheval Blanc boasts a unique and rare terroir and a special position on the Saint-Emilion plateau. While the appellation of Saint-Emilion is known for its limestone formations, Chateau Cheval Blanc is situated on Quaternary alluvium soils of Isle, a non-limestone formation with a varied texture, combining gravel and clay soils in roughly equal proportions. This unique soils is quite similar to those of the greatest estates of Pomerol.

    The vintage
    The 2019 vintage was marked by low disease pressures. While the rainy days in June caused fear of mildew, none ever appeared in the vineyard of the Chateau Cheval Blanc. The ideal climatic conditions during the summer made it possible to start the harvest peacefully with the fruit in perfect sanitary condition. Ultimately, this 2019 vintage allowed the wine to accurately express the identity of the three types of terroir of Chateau Cheval Blanc. The richness and power of the Merlot was perfectly controlled through a very precise harvest, while the Cabernet ripened more slowly, allowing it to develop very fine tannins.

    The blend
    Merlot (58%), cabernet franc (34%), cabernet sauvignon (8%).

    The tasting
    Tasted as a wine future, the Chateau Cheval Blanc 2019 impresses with its aromatic complexity. The characteristics of Merlot, the dominant grape variety in the blend, are expressed through notes of red and black fruits. Aromas of raspberry, cherry, blackberry and blackcurrant emerge with great precision, charming the nose with a sensational, gourmet sweetness and hints of balsamic. The attack on the palate is characterized by great charm and generosity, expressing the full-bodied roundness of the Merlot. The palate is unctuous, with a dense and tender substance. On the mid-palate, Cabernet Franc manifests itself through a great freshness, which stretches long into a very persistent finish. Combining power, depth, density, freshness and tension, the Chateau Cheval Blanc 2019 is undoubtedly one of the greatest vintages from this iconic property.

    BordeauxSaint-Emilion
    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Franc/Merlot

    Dessert wine
    No

    Decanter
    98

    J. Robinson
    18

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Libournais

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Saint-Emilion

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Cheval Blanc

    Classification
    1er grand cru classé "A"

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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