Cheval Blanc 2011

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Product Details

Vintage
2011
Colour
Red
Appellation
St Emilion

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Tasting Notes and Scores

BI
94-96

Cheval Blanc impressed. The grand vin represented 65% of the total production this year, which is higher than normal. A sure sign they're happy, and not surprising considering how well the Cabernet Franc ripened, producing alluring aromatics. Ethereal on the palate, packed with minerals, earth and smoke, it’s also wonderfully precise and brimming with fruit. Great weight and balance all round.

Wine Advocate
95

The 2011 Cheval Blanc is one of the more plump, opulent and sexy Cheval Blancs made over recent vintages, and its forwardness, lusciousness and complexity seemingly suggest this wine is on a fast evolutionary track. The wine exhibits a dense ruby/purple/plum color, a medium to full-bodied opulence, a sumptuous mid-palate (atypical for the vintage), and a lush, heady finish. It is a super, complex, evolved Cheval Blanc that can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years. Bravo!
95 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #212, April 2014)

Neal Martin
94-96

The Cheval Blanc is a blend of 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Merlot picked from 6th September finishing on 2nd October. The bouquet is reticent at first and so I allow the sample to warm a little in the glass over five minutes. It unfurls nicely to offer a classic Cheval Blanc nose with the Cabernet Franc exhibiting those floral aromas, more dried rose petal than say violets. It is a slightly aloof nose, not one that comes running to you like the 2009 or 2010. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, slightly chalky tannins. It is well balanced with a fine tannic backbone, imbued with a sense of symmetry that Cheval Blanc has been honing in recent vintages. It displays fine minerality, remaining strict and linear towards the finish, although this may flesh out a little during maturation. A comparatively foursquare Cheval Blanc, one that will repay considerable ageing. Tasted April 2012. – eRobertParker.com, May 2012

Wine Spectator
94

Offers a loamy, dense feel, with the vintage's briary grip tumbled with dark plum, blackberry and black currant fruit. Anise and tobacco notes fill out the finish, which expands steadily with air, showing added range and echoes of bittersweet cocoa and tobacco. Seems to have a lot in reserve. Best from 2016 through 2030.
– James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2014)

James Suckling
94

A beautiful nose of ripe black fruits such blackberries, as well as cocoa, black truffle and mint. Full body with a solid core of very refined tannins that lasts for minutes. Very refined texture, especially for the vintage. 57% cabernet franc and 43% merlot. Try after seven to eight years. – James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, Jan 2014)

Jancis Robinson
17.5

Much darker and more savoury than Ausone on the nose. More oak in evidence, more meaty. Spicy and fluid on the palate, remarkably silky tannins but plenty of spicy freshness on the long finish. Less open than Ausone at the moment. Drink: 2020-2035 – Julia Harding (jancisrobinson.com, Jan 2015)

Wine Lister
922

Quality 922 | Brand 995 | Economics 796 | buzz brand
Quality: Predicted life of 15 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2011 vintage, which averages 11 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 40 of the world's top wine lists, including Garibaldi Economics: More traded at auction than its peers, its top 5 vintages having seen 2,982 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Lower yields than its peer group average of 33 hl/ha

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017