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2005 Chateau Cheval Blanc Saint-Emilion (in magnum)

Winery: Chateau Cheval Blanc
Style: Red Wine
Varietal: Merlot
Region: Bordeaux
Size: 1500 ml
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SKU# A05-163

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Chateau Cheval Blanc Saint-Emilion

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: 96 points
Merchant Reviews
98 Points

"Tasted single blind at Southwold. This Cheval Blanc exceeds my lofty expectations at birth. It has a very ripe blueberry, cassis and violet tinged nose with superb definition, but very tight and in need of more aeration. Touches of smoky bacon from the Cabernet Franc. The palate has robust tannins, immense depth and concentration. This wine is like Aragorn cutting a swathe through a tribe of orcs. Who knew Pierre Lurton had that in him? Magnificent. Drink 2020-2050."
-- Neal Martin, Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 1, 2009

Expert Reviews

Good deep ruby-red. Knockout nose offers terrific vinosity to the aromas of dark raspberry, mocha, minerals, licorice, menthol and dark chocolate. Lush, fat and suave, with superb energy and lift to the fine-grained, palate-staining flavors. Despite its rather high 14% alcohol, this boasts near-perfect balance and finishes with outstanding verve. A great vintage for Cheval, and likely to improve in bottle for at least two or three decades.

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