2005 Chateau Cheval Blanc St. Emilion

$999.00
WA100JS98

There is only one Cheval Blanc, prized for over 100 years for its interplay of sheer power and finesse. Parker rated it 100 points and declared it a “quintessentially elegant, beautiful, deep bluish/ruby-colored wine, with raspberry, blueberry, and floral notes, impressive density, great precision, freshness and purity. Full-bodied, but extremely light on its feet, I don’t mean to gush, but it is super-intense, rich and just so meticulously crafted… a perfect expression for this vintage… It is difficult to forget the gorgeous blueberry and raspberry fruit… stunning wine.” Lay in a case of this one as an investment!

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2005
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Julien
SKU #:
1WCBL05IR3B
WA100

Wine Advocate

The 2005 from Cheval Blanc is a quintessentially elegant, beautiful, deep bluish/ruby-colored wine from St.-Emilion, with raspberry, blueberry, and floral notes, impressive density, great precision, freshness and purity. Full-bodied, but extremely light on its feet, I don’t mean to gush, but it is super-intense, rich and just so meticulously crafted! This is another fabulous wine and a perfect expression for this vintage. It is difficult to forget the gorgeous blueberry and raspberry fruit, full body, sweet tannin, a multi-layered texture, and purity and palate presence of this stunning wine. Drink it over the next 20 years. P.S. In 2005, this was 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot.

WS97

Wine Spectator

This is starting to awaken, with mulled spice, warm cocoa, freshly plowed loam and steeped black currant fruit aromas and flavors emerging slowly but steadily. The long finish ripples with dark earth, licorice snap and smoldering tobacco notes, while the currant core keeps pace easily. A big, beautiful wine.

JS98

James Suckling

Always a fabulous nose of black fruit, dark chocolate, nuts and spices. It's full-bodied with beautifully dense tannins reminiscent of cashmere. A long, long finish rounds out this beautiful wine. It would be better to leave it alone until 2020 but so hard not to revel in its splendor now.