Château Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion 2006 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Château Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion 2006 750ml
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Château Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion 2006

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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

2006 was a warm and dry year which is particularly favorable to Merlot. 2006 Cheval Blanc is a rich, powerful wine with ripe fruit aromas​. This Merlot variety accounts for typical ripe red fruit aromas that marry well with the aromatic finesse of ripe Cabernet Franc. 2006 Cheval Blanc has a powerful, attractive nose of ripe red fruit and Virginia tobacco, reflecting the benefits of barrel ageing. The wine starts out full-bodied and rich, combining the smoothness of Merlot and the aromatic elegance of Cabernet Franc. Complementing its impressive fruitiness, the rich tannin and balance go into a wonderful long aftertaste. 

Wine Enthusiast
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Barrel Sample. Dark chocolate and mocha flavors, very dark and intense, this is a big, concentrated wine, flavored with bitter cherries and structured. Certainly a great Cheval Blanc. 96-98

June 1, 2007
Wine Advocate
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Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London.The 2006 Château Cheval Blanc is a blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc. It has the most floral bouquet of the four Serié A Grand Cru Classé: an explosion of crushed violets and potpourri, hints of leather and cigar box, the Cabernet Franc clearly lending this complexity and character. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. It feels wonderfully structured and comes with an insistent grip that coats the mouth. This is backward and almost surly, but you have to stand back and admire the precision and arching structure on the mineral-rich finish. Top-dog Saint Emilion? That's for sure.

May 2016
Wine Spectator
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Displays lots of milk chocolate, cedar, berry and cappuccino aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins, this is structured and layered for the vintage. Mouthpuckering. Needs time. This is one of the wines of the vintage. Best after 2015.

March 31, 2009
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