Château Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion 2005

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SKU 00188

750ml

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Planted to 58% Cabernet Franc and 42% Merlot, with very old vines averaging 50+ years, Robert Parker considers Cheval Blanc to be,"Undoubtedly one of Bordeaux's most profound wines." Situated on the Pomerol border, the estate produces wines of opulent richness, with lush tannins and incredible fragrance.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Emilion
Brand Château Cheval Blanc
  • ws97

Wine SpectatorThis is really gorgeous on the nose, with blackberry, mineral, light vanilla bean and milk chocolate. Full-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is racy and very beautiful. The tannins coat the palate, but leave a provoking impression. A Cheval for long-term aging. Best after 2017.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008
  • we97

Wine EnthusiastPlump, padded and comfortable is the initial impression. But this is also finely structured and dense, with tannins that are sweet, flavors of dark chocolate to go with the roundness and the enticing Cabernet Franc perfumes. In all, this is a great wine, with considerable aging potential, but with enough sweet fruit to make it attractive now.

Roger Voss, June 1, 2008
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateThe dense ruby/purple-hued 2005 Cheval Blanc's ethereal bouquet of menthol, coffee, wet stones, black cherries, blackberries, and hints of graphite and spice soars from the glass. An equal part blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, it is medium to full-bodied with a gorgeous texture in addition to high tannins that glide over the palate with no angularity or astringency. While it does not quite reach the perfection of the 2000, it should rival the profound 1998 and 1990. This is not a Cheval Blanc for near-term drinking as it demands at least a decade's worth of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035.

Robert Parker, April 2008