Chateau Cheval Blanc 1er Gr.Cr.Cl.A 2012

Cheval Blanc

Chateau Cheval Blanc 1er Gr.Cr.Cl.A 2012

voluminös & kräftig
Merlot 54%, Cabernet Franc 46%
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2020–2070
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
Lobenberg: 97–98/100
NM: 95–97/100
WS: 94–97/100
Parker: 94–96/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Saint Emilion
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Cheval Blanc 1er Gr.Cr.Cl.A 2012


Lobenberg: Rassig-frische Beeren-Nase. Im Mund extrem fein. Niedriger PH-Wert. Hohe Säure, sehr frisch, toller Spannungsbogen. Extrem verspielter Finesse-Wein mit fantastischer Frische. Genialer Saint Emilion. Man muss anerkennen, dass es ein großer Cheval ist. 97-98/100


NM über: Chateau Cheval Blanc 1er Gr.Cr.Cl.A

-- NM: The Grand Vin is a blend of 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc, 26th September until the 13th October that comes from 35 different parcels. The picking is done in the vineyard for the first sorting by the pickers and then sorted by hand as they are sure delicate than using optical sorting machine. It has a dense, broody nose that has the looming presence of the Quinault L’Enclos. It veers towards a red fruit profile, with 'rocky” aromas, perhaps a touch of marmalade and quince. The palate is medium-bodied but displays very good concentration for the vintages. It feels very harmonious – silky but with a citric acid edge that lends the finish the tension it needs to maintain the freshness. This will probably become a masculine Cheval Blanc that will need a decade in bottle. 95-97/100


WS über: Chateau Cheval Blanc 1er Gr.Cr.Cl.A

-- WS: Tightly wound, with a core of red currant, red licorice and bergamot. The long, earth-driven finish shows a tug of clay and warm stone, while a backdrop of bittersweet cocoa and dark tea waits in reserve. Reveals a sinewy side, balanced by muscle and flesh. Impressively rendered for the vintage. Tasted non-blind. 94-97/100


Parker über: Chateau Cheval Blanc 1er Gr.Cr.Cl.A

-- Parker: The final blend for the 2012 Cheval Blanc was 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc. Despite the use of 100% new oak, there is not a hint of vanillin, toast or espresso notes in the aromatic bouquet, which is filled with scents of black currants, sweet cherries, lavender, forest floor and a hint of underbrush. Concentrated with a surprisingly lofty alcohol level of 13.9% as well as a tannin level that equals their 2010 (a wine bestowed a three-digit score), this full-bodied, opulent 2012 has a pH of 3.8, which accounts for its suppleness, velvety texture and heady richness. It is a great success in this vintage. It will be approachable early given its silky structural aspects, and should last for two decades.94-96/100

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Cheval Blanc

Was lässt sich über das 1er Grand Cru Classe Cheval Blanc sagen, das nicht bereits alle (Wein-)Welt wüsste? Cheval Blanc ist eines der Weingüter an der absoluten Spitze im Bordeaux, die Weine sind körperreich, üppig, reif, sehr geschliffen und elegant, außergewöhnlich und schlicht begeisternd.