Château Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion 2009 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Château Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion 2009 750ml
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Château Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion 2009

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An excellent vintage, 2009 was a warm, dry year, but not excessively so. Wonderfully ripe grapes account for this very great vintage of Château Cheval Blanc which is tremendously smooth with impressive concentration and exuberant richness. This wine leaves a strong impression and will continue to do so for many years​.

This was a hot year in which the grapes reached a perfect degree of ripeness. The resulting wine is thus dark-colored, smooth, deep, and intense. 2009 Cheval Blanc has an intense crimson color and a subtle bouquet that is both fruity and flora. It also displays notes of fresh fig, blackberry, and red fruit such as raspberry, as well as hints of violet found in great vintages. The wine is delightful on the palate thanks to its power, richness, body, and concentration. Blessed with superb balance, 2009 Cheval Blanc displays an incredible combination of power, delicacy, ripeness, and freshness. Complete and complex, it is above all smooth. A vintage to age for a very long time, its complex bouquet will undoubtedly blossom over time. The wine’s intrinsic freshness and power will undoubtedly remain unchanged.

Situated on the Pomerol border, the esteemed Cheval Blanc estate in Saint Emilion produces wines of opulent richness, with lush tannins and incredible fragrance. The vineyard is planted to 58% Cabernet Franc and 42% Merlot, with very old vines averaging 50+ years, and Cheval Blanc is considered to be, "Undoubtedly one of Bordeaux's most profound wines." Robert Parker  

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It will be fascinating to follow the evolution of the 2009 Cheval Blanc versus the 2010 as well as the awesome 2005, 2000, 1998 and 1990. This famous estate's vineyard is situated at the juncture of Pomerol and the sandy, gravelly soils of St.-Emilion, facing the two noble estates of l'Evangile and La Conseillante. A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc, the 2009 Cheval Blanc tips the scales at just under 14% natural alcohol. Its dense blue/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary nose of incense, raspberries, cassis, sweet forest floor and a subtle hint of menthol. Opulent and full-bodied with low acidity but no sense of heaviness, this dense, unctuously textured, super-smooth, velvety, pure, profound Cheval Blanc is impossible to resist despite its youthfulness. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050+.

Robert Parker, February 2012
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Dense, brooding and richly coated, with a well of steeped black currant, fig paste and roasted plum fruit to draw on while the layers of charcoal, Kenya AA coffee and loam resolve themselves. This displays both breadth and depth, offering a great undercurrent of acidity to match its heft. Should be among the most long-lived wines of the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2035. 7,330 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2012
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Barrel sample. An impressive wine, a true return to form for Cheval Blanc. The fruit is enormous, packed with sweet black berry juice, and with a brilliant freshness. There is a lovely smoky character, topped by ripe figs.

Roger Voss, August 9, 2010
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