2004 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • WE 96
  • WS 94
  • IWC 90
  • WA 90

Reviews for 2004 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend

WE 96
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2005
This is certainly one of the stars of the vintage. With its solid tannins and dark smoky character it is going to be powerful but with such elegance. The fruit flavors combine richness and freshness in fine harmony.
WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2007
Intense aromas of tar blackberry and wet earth with just a hint of tobacco and flowers. Full-bodied chewy and long. Extracted yet turns caressing and velvety in texture. Broad-shouldered and muscular for this estate... Intense aromas of tar blackberry and wet earth with just a hint of tobacco and flowers. Full-bodied chewy and long. Extracted yet turns caressing and velvety in texture. Broad-shouldered and muscular for this estate. Better than the 2000. Best after 2012. 3500 cases made. –JS
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2007
Good bright ruby-red. Subdued but pure aromas of plum flowers licorice menthol and Asian spices. Suave on entry then dry and tight in the middle; extremely backward and shut down. Most impressive now for its finesse of... Good bright ruby-red. Subdued but pure aromas of plum flowers licorice menthol and Asian spices. Suave on entry then dry and tight in the middle; extremely backward and shut down. Most impressive now for its finesse of texture. But today there's little sign of the fleshiness the wine showed in the spring after the harvest. Lock this one away for a while and forget about it. This vintage has more cab franc than merlot.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2007
Eighty thousand bottles of 2004 Cheval Blanc were produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot. Subtle herb menthol cranberry black currant and licorice aromas emerge from this dark ruby/plum-colored wine... Eighty thousand bottles of 2004 Cheval Blanc were produced from a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot. Subtle herb menthol cranberry black currant and licorice aromas emerge from this dark ruby/plum-colored wine. It is medium-bodied and elegant with plenty of sweet fruit but not a lot of weight or intensity. The complexity and nobility of Cheval Blanc's gravelly terroir is apparent in this delicate subtle St.-Emilion. Give it a few years to develop additional aromatics and drink it over the following 12-15.