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2005 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS97
  • WA96
  • ST96

Reviews

WS97
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
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
WA96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
The dense ruby/purple-hued 2005 Cheval Blanc's ethereal bouquet of menthol coffee wet stones black cherries blackberries and hints of graphite and spice soars from the glass. An equal part blend of Cabernet Franc and... The dense ruby/purple-hued 2005 Cheval Blanc's ethereal bouquet of menthol coffee wet stones black cherries blackberries and hints of graphite and spice soars from the glass. An equal part blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot it is medium to full-bodied with a gorgeous texture in addition to high tannins that glide over the palate with no angularity or astringency. While it does not quite reach the perfection of the 2000 it should rival the profound 1998 and 1990. This is not a Cheval Blanc for near-term drinking as it demands at least a decade's worth of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035.
ST96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
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.