2016 Château Cheval Blanc, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) St-Emilion

Critic score
98.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
1 available
£642.20

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Emilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2026 - 2055
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Château Cheval Blanc, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) St-Emilion

TASTING NOTES

Tasty floral start and then quite rich. A bit of grainy astringency (from those concrete vats?) in terms of texture - by no means unpleasant. Lots of floral notes, hint of putty and then lovely richness underneath. Quite a contrast between nose and palate. Smudgy palate and precise nose. Tannins really present on the end. Very floral on the nose. Big gap! Not sweet!!

Jancis Robinson MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2017)
18.5+/20

This is very powerful Cheval with searing tannins and bright fruit, acidity and mineral undertones. Full and muscular yet beautifully formed and polished. It’s all about the form to this. Better than 2015.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2017)
98—99/100