Château-Cheval-Blanc Saint Emilion 2006
Situated on the Pomerol border, the estate produces wines of opulent richness, with lush tannins and incredible fragrance. The vineyard is [lanted 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
Wine EnthusiastBarrel 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.
Wine AdvocateTasted 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.
Wine SpectatorDisplays 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.