Cheval Blanc 2012

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12 x 0.75L BI Stock IB 1 cs £3,275.00 £3,596.00 3 cs TRADE SELL BUY
6 x 0.75L BI Stock IB 2 cs £1,638.00 £1,798.00 6 cs TRADE SELL BUY
1 x 0.75L BI Stock DP £310.00 6 btls BUY

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Tasting Notes and Scores


71% of the vintage went into the Cheval this year. Tight but exciting nose. Lifted, sherbert character over ripe red and black fruit. 13.9% alc. beautifully elegant, ripe but subtle fruit, chocolate, mocha and great texture. Layers on the finish. (54% Merlot/46% Cabernet Franc)

Wine Advocate

A beautiful wine that always seems to drink well, the 2012 Cheval Blanc has a sweet, fragrant nose of black and red currants, floral nuances and spice. Supple, round and juicy, this wine can be drunk now or cellared for another 15 or more years. 94 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #218, April 2015 )

Neal Martin

Tasted blind at the 2012 Southwold tasting, the 2012 Cheval Blanc has a perfumed, outgoing, almost "glossy" bouquet that wants to be noticed, lavished with damson, wild strawberry, fig jam and crème de cassis scents that are totally seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, succulent, sensual red cherries and wild strawberry fruit, though perhaps the finish showed some superfluous hubris that just erased some of the potential delineation and focus. On this occasion it was pipped to the post by Ausone, but let us see how it matures, because the white horse always repays those that are patient. Tasted January 2016.

–, Oct 2016

Michael Schuster

Fresh and particularly fragrant to smell; rich, elegant, velvety; what a balance, all the elements in a wonderful harmony; succulent, juicily ripe, graceful, effortless wine, racy, long to taste, both sweet and mineraly, creamy textured, with a beautiful fragrance of aftertaste. A lovely, lovely Cheval, a wonderful wine. Not particularly ‘big’ but, like the Margaux, a great harmony, splendid fragrance, a wonderfully thoroughbred, classy feel. Drink 2020-2040+. [54CF/46M]
– Bordeaux Mar/Apr 2013

Wine Spectator

This wine is gorgeous in all facets, offering a simultaneously loamy and creamy mouthfeel, seamless layers of red and black currant, cherry, raspberry and blackberry fruit, and a long, tobacco-fueled finish that features alluring hints of black tea and incense. The fruit and terroir shine in this broad, deep and defined style. Best from 2018 through 2030.
— James Molesworth (, March 2015)

James Suckling

A Cheval Blanc with an impressive center palate of blueberries, chocolate, almonds and spices. Full body, a solid core of fruit and a long, long finish. Goes on for minutes. Beautiful wine. Seamless tannins. Needs a few years of bottle age. Better in 2017.
–, Feb 2015

Jancis Robinson

53% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon. The vintage was divided in two: the first part was very rainy and then they were saved by an Indian summer. Very accessible. Charming. Very fragrant. Light and ballerina-like and very charming. Racy and very recognisably old-style Cheval Blanc. Drink 2020-2035.
-, July 2015

Wine Lister

Quality 959 | Brand 995 | Economics 894 | buzz brand
Quality: Predicted life of 18 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2012 vintage, which averages 12 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

- June 2017