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2018 Chateau Cheval BlancCabernet Franc from France

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  • 98+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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About

Rating:

98+

The 2018 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, with a 3.75 pH and 14.5% alcohol. Deep garnet-purple colored, it needs considerable swirling and air to releases fragrant notes of stewed plums, juicy black cherries and ripe blackberries with underlying suggestions of damp soil, black truffles, rose oil and cardamom with wafts of underbrush and iron ore. The medium to full-bodied palate is densely packed with rich black fruits and loads of earthy accents, framed by super firm, grainy tannins and seamless freshness to balance, finishing with amazing length and a beautiful array of floral and mineral sparks. Thirty-three plots contributed to this wine, out of the forty-three in production. Of the rest, five went into Petit Cheval and five into bulk. It will need a good 6-7 years at least to really start to strut its stuff and should cellar for a further 30 years or more.

Product Detail

Item # 130559
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St. Emilion
Ratings

98+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower