2009 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 99
  • JS 99
  • WS 98
  • IWC 97
  • NM 97
  • JR 96

Reviews for 2009 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend

WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2012
It will be fascinating to follow the evolution of the 2009 Cheval Blanc versus the 2010 as well as the awesome 2005 2000 1998 and 1990. This famous estate's vineyard is situated at the juncture of Pomerol and the sandy... It will be fascinating to follow the evolution of the 2009 Cheval Blanc versus the 2010 as well as the awesome 2005 2000 1998 and 1990. This famous estate's vineyard is situated at the juncture of Pomerol and the sandy gravelly soils of St.-Emilion facing the two noble estates of l'Evangile and La Conseillante. A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc the 2009 Cheval Blanc tips the scales at just under 14% natural alcohol. Its dense blue/purple color is accompanied by an extraordinary nose of incense raspberries cassis sweet forest floor and a subtle hint of menthol. Opulent and full-bodied with low acidity but no sense of heaviness this dense unctuously textured super-smooth velvety pure profound Cheval Blanc is impossible to resist despite its youthfulness. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2050+.
JS 99
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2012
This is ethereal. The nose is so perfumed and beautiful with dried flowers fresh mint blueberries and plums that follow through to a full body and incredible power of super fine tannins. It's almost like a Romanee-Conti... This is ethereal. The nose is so perfumed and beautiful with dried flowers fresh mint blueberries and plums that follow through to a full body and incredible power of super fine tannins. It's almost like a Romanee-Conti in texture and length. The fresh acidity makes it bright. It's all about texture. 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc. Try in 2022.
WS 98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
Dense brooding and richly coated with a well of steeped black currant fig paste and roasted plum fruit to draw on while the layers of charcoal Kenya AA coffee and loam resolve themselves. This displays both breadth and... Dense brooding and richly coated with a well of steeped black currant fig paste and roasted plum fruit to draw on while the layers of charcoal Kenya AA coffee and loam resolve themselves. This displays both breadth and depth offering a great undercurrent of acidity to match its heft. Should be among the most long-lived wines of the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2035.
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2012
Bright red-ruby. Flamboyant yet classy aromas and flavors of raspberry mocha coffee and herbs. Like liquid velvet in the mouth but with great lift and perfume giving the wine outstanding inner-palate verve. Wonderfully... Bright red-ruby. Flamboyant yet classy aromas and flavors of raspberry mocha coffee and herbs. Like liquid velvet in the mouth but with great lift and perfume giving the wine outstanding inner-palate verve. Wonderfully rich and classically dry Cheval with noble tannins strong mineral energy and great lingering aromatic character. Atypically full and approachable for young Cheval Blanc but I'm not complaining. One of the longest wines of the vintage and among my handful of favorites.
NM 97
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2013
Apparently the final blend of the Cheval Blanc 2009 included 64% Cabernet Franc – perhaps a moot point given just how splendid this Saint Emilion is turning out. It has an extravagant, heavenly bouquet that immediately... Apparently the final blend of the Cheval Blanc 2009 included 64% Cabernet Franc – perhaps a moot point given just how splendid this Saint Emilion is turning out. It has an extravagant, heavenly bouquet that immediately goes out to make an impression with exuberant wild strawberry, black olive compote, black truffle and minerals. The oak is beautifully interwoven. The palate is full-bodied with super fine tensile tannins, great purity and elegant. This has more tension that its peers: shimmering with complexity and vibrancy. Long and quite profound on the finish, this is a marvellous 2009 – but having tasting it recently – could the 2010 be even better?
JR 96
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2013
Very perfumed and obviously Cabernet Franc. Lovely racy appetising nose with silky texture. Beautiful balance. Pretty perfect. Meaty finish – not too sweet. 19/20
JJB 95
Chuck Hayward - JJ Buckley, March 2010
A record 65% of the harvest was dedicated to the grand vin this vintage. From a 60/40 blend of merlot and cabernet franc they achieved what they considered to be high alcohol level of 13.9. Deeply concentrated spicy... A record 65% of the harvest was dedicated to the grand vin this vintage. From a 60/40 blend of merlot and cabernet franc they achieved what they considered to be high alcohol level of 13.9. Deeply concentrated spicy fragrance coming from the high portion of franc. Medium full palate weight there's a hint of earthy terroir combining some creaminess in an elegantly focused presence on the palate. While there's along finish to be found the fruit presence falls a touch short to reveal some fine tannins on a firm finish.