2009 Chateau Cheval Blanc Saint-Emilion

$1,049.00
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Cheval Blanc is so rich and opulent in this warm vintage. Refined, stunningly concentrated, this blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc is an heirloom that will transmit its pleasures many decades into the future. Irresistible, even at this early stage.

6 Bottle Limit per Customer

The storied Saint-Émilion estate needs little introduction, but its history is worth noting. The creation story starts in 1832 when a neighboring estate sold 15 hectares, some of which had distinctive gravelly soils that run like a vein through the region. It wasn't until 1871 that Cheval Blanc achieved its present day size, but seed was there from the beginning - to marry Merlot with Saint-Émilion's traditional Cabernet Franc. Already adored and well-medaled, Cheval Blanc scored the distinctive ranking of Premier Grand Cru Classé "A" in 1954. As of 2012 they're still just one of four Châteaux to earn the distinction.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2009
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Emilion
Total Varietal Composition %:
60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol %:
13.7%
SKU #:
1WCBL09IR3