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2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc Saint-Emilion
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  90-93
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  94-96
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About Chateau Cheval Blanc

In 1998, the Fourcaud-Laussacs family sold Chateau Cheval Blanc to Albert Frere and Bernard Arnaut, but not before they stamped an indelible seal of quality on this St. Emilion estate. Today its stellar reputation continues, bolstered by the hard work of Pierre Lurton, also of Chateau d'Yquem.

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2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc Saint-Emilion

Producer: Chateau Cheval Blanc
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: France
Region: Bordeaux
Appellation: Saint Emilion

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90-93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - April 2013

(54% merlot and 46% cabernet franc):  Good full ruby-red.  Expressive, nuanced nose offers red cherry, strawberry, minerals and a hint of violet.  Sweet and round on entry, then increasingly austere toward the back, with peppery and minty elements lifting the dark cherry and cassis flavors.  I noticed some bottle variation with my samples on the day I visited this chateau, so I am describing the best of the four samples I tried.  My gut feeling is that there is plenty of stuffing and pretty cabernet franc refinement here but that the wine needs to smooth out and harmonize with further elevage.

94-96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Bordeaux is the planet's largest source of fine wine, the model for Cabernet Sauvignon- and Merlot-based wines around the globe. Bordeaux wines are considered by many wine connoisseurs to be the world's greatest reds.


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