2018 Chateau Cheval Blanc Premier Grand Cru Classe A, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 1×1.5L

JR17.5RP98VM98+

¥12,647 / Bottle

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SKU: LXSIB100810820180101500 Categories: , , , ,
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

JancisRobinson.com – 17.5

Tasted blind. Colour not that concentrated. Savoury – almost yeast extract – nose. Big, concentrated, sweet. Quite a monument of a wine. Dry finish. Very youthful. [19/01/2022]

Anticipated maturity: 2029-2047

Vinous – 98+

The 2018 Cheval Blanc is magnificent. In a vintage in which so many wines are opulent and dense, Cheval Blanc maintains striking translucence while conveying the natural radiance of the year. Silky, perfumed and exceptionally vivid, the 2018 pulses with energy from start to finish. Sage, mint, lavender and mocha all meld together on the sumptuous finish. Cabernet Franc, such a Cheval signature, has probably never been so ripe. In a word: dazzling. [Antonio Galloni, 29/03/2021]

Anticipated maturity: 2026-2068

Robert Parker – 98

The 2018 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, with a 3.75 pH and 14.5% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple colored, it needs considerable swirling and air to releases fragrant notes of stewed plums, juicy black cherries and ripe blackberries with underlying suggestions of damp soil, black truffles, rose oil and cardamom with wafts of underbrush and iron ore. The medium to full-bodied palate is densely packed with rich black fruits and loads of earthy accents, framed by super firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness to balance, finishing with amazing length and a beautiful array of floral and mineral sparks. Thirty-three plots contributed to this wine, out of the forty-three in production. Of the rest, five went into Petit Cheval and five into bulk. It will need a good 6-7 years at least to really start to strut its stuff and should cellar for a further 30 years or more. [Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 22/03/2021]

Anticipated maturity: 2027-2057

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