2005 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend
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2005 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP100
  • NM98
  • JS98
  • WE97
  • WS97
  • W&S96
  • IWC96

Reviews

RP100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2015
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... 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. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
NM98
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, February 2015
The Château Cheval Blanc 2005 has an intense bouquet, one that is more complex than Ausone with a slight marine influence infusing the blackberry and raspberry fruit, hints of wilted violet and cassis surfacing with... The Château Cheval Blanc 2005 has an intense bouquet, one that is more complex than Ausone with a slight marine influence infusing the blackberry and raspberry fruit, hints of wilted violet and cassis surfacing with time an joining the chorus line.. The palate is beautifully balanced with filigree tannin. It feels linear at first and then fans out marvellously with a bravura finish that lacquers the mouth. There is clearly quite brilliant precision here, impressive length and poise with a touch of salinity on the finish. What a spellbinding Cheval Blanc, a Saint Emion that is just going to get better and better with each passing year. 98+
JS98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, March 2011
This has a fabulous nose of black fruit, dark chocolate, nuts, and spices. It’s pretty much perfect. Full bodied, with beautiful fine tannins reminiscent of cashmere. A long, long finish rounds out this beautiful wine... This has a fabulous nose of black fruit, dark chocolate, nuts, and spices. It’s pretty much perfect. Full bodied, with beautiful fine tannins reminiscent of cashmere. A long, long finish rounds out this beautiful wine. Please don’t touch this until 2020.
WE97
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2008
Plump, padded and comfortable is the initial impression. But this is also finely structured and dense, with tannins that are sweet, flavors of dark chocolate to go with the roundness and the enticing Cabernet Franc... Plump, padded and comfortable is the initial impression. But this is also finely structured and dense, with tannins that are sweet, flavors of dark chocolate to go with the roundness and the enticing Cabernet Franc perfumes. In all, this is a great wine, with considerable aging potential, but with enough sweet fruit to make it attractive now.
WS97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2008
This is really gorgeous on the nose with blackberry mineral light vanilla bean and milk chocolate. Full-bodied with ultrafine tannins and a long caressing finish. This is racy and very beautiful. The tannins coat the... This is really gorgeous on the nose with blackberry mineral light vanilla bean and milk chocolate. Full-bodied with ultrafine tannins and a long caressing finish. This is racy and very beautiful. The tannins coat the palate but leave a provoking impression. A Cheval for long-term aging. Best after 2017. –JS
W&S96
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, October 2008
The aristocracy of St-Emilion coasts on nonchalant power, with the grandeur you would expect from this site on the edge of Pomerol's sacred plateau. Part voluptuous, part lean, this has a layering of flavor that could... The aristocracy of St-Emilion coasts on nonchalant power, with the grandeur you would expect from this site on the edge of Pomerol's sacred plateau. Part voluptuous, part lean, this has a layering of flavor that could fill a writer's notebook with the earthy, meaty and spicy directions of its complexities. It's distinguished by an exact ripeness, so that the Bretty funk that might eat a lesser wine is merely a way into the cool limestone architecture, a tannic underground cellar that will sustain the fresh fruit. For the ages.
IWC96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2008
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... 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.