2008 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 1.5L
  • JS 95
  • WE 95
  • IWC 94
  • WA 93
  • WS 93

Reviews for 2008 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend

JS 95
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2010
I am really impressed with this. It is powerful and rich with so much blueberry vanilla and spice on the nose and palate. It's full and very spicy and fruit on the palate but remains refined and subtle. Rich and polished... I am really impressed with this. It is powerful and rich with so much blueberry vanilla and spice on the nose and palate. It's full and very spicy and fruit on the palate but remains refined and subtle. Rich and polished tannins. This needs at least five years of bottle age to come around.
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
A great success showing impressive concentration. It is almost severe to begin with then sweet tannins sweep in. The higher than usual proportion of Merlot gives a wine that combines plumpness with black plums figs and... A great success showing impressive concentration. It is almost severe to begin with then sweet tannins sweep in. The higher than usual proportion of Merlot gives a wine that combines plumpness with black plums figs and acidity. Obviously for aging. R.V.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2011
Bright red-ruby. Brooding aromas and flavors of licorice cherry pit bitter chocolate and black cardamom. Lush and sweet in the mouth but with terrific definition and grip. This very young wine is most impressive on the... Bright red-ruby. Brooding aromas and flavors of licorice cherry pit bitter chocolate and black cardamom. Lush and sweet in the mouth but with terrific definition and grip. This very young wine is most impressive on the vibrant mounting palate-saturating aftertaste which features fine-grained tannins solid structure and lovely spicy perfume. Wonderfully aristocratic wine whose outstanding energy should ensure a long and graceful evolution in bottle. 94+
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
The 2008 Cheval Blanc (55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc) is a winner from this underrated classic vintage. Notes of forest floor Asian plum sauce black currants sweet cherries and spice are followed by a medium to... The 2008 Cheval Blanc (55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc) is a winner from this underrated classic vintage. Notes of forest floor Asian plum sauce black currants sweet cherries and spice are followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with deep fruit admirable purity and a long textured finish. There is not a hard edge to this wine and in all likelihood it can be drunk now or cellared for two decades.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, December 2010
This isn't shy about letting a tobacco leaf note weave in and out while the core of red currant damson plum and bitter cherry grows and fleshes out as this airs. The long finish lets mineral red licorice and mesquite... This isn't shy about letting a tobacco leaf note weave in and out while the core of red currant damson plum and bitter cherry grows and fleshes out as this airs. The long finish lets mineral red licorice and mesquite check in as well. Shows impressive range with some youthful grip still to be shed. Best from 2013 through 2020. From France.-J.M.