Chateau Cheval Blanc 2017 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
The blend this year is 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc and 56% Merlot, possessing an unusually high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cheval Blanc needs a fair bit of coaxing to reveal notions of plum preserves, redcurrant jelly, kirsch and red roses plus emerging nuances of aniseed, Sichuan pepper, pencil lead and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers impressive intensity with layer upon layer of red and black flavors with sparks of minerals and floral notes plus a firm line of fine-grained tannins and bold freshness to support, finishing very long and very fragrant.
Country/Region: France, Saint Emilion
Grape Variety: Merlot 56%, Cabernet Franc 29%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker: 96+/100