2011 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WS 96
  • NM 96
  • WA 95
  • JS 94

Reviews for 2011 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Very perfumy with lovely red and black fruit that's pure and refined. There's a creamy feel with hints of bergamot cassis and toasted spice. Long and very suave through the finish. Well put together. Tasted non-blind.-J.M.
NM 96
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The Cheval Blanc is a blend of 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Merlot picked from 6th September finishing on 2nd October. The bouquet is reticent at first and so I allow the sample to warm a little in the glass over five... The Cheval Blanc is a blend of 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Merlot picked from 6th September finishing on 2nd October. The bouquet is reticent at first and so I allow the sample to warm a little in the glass over five minutes. It unfurls nicely to offer a classic Cheval Blanc nose with the Cabernet Franc exhibiting those floral aromas more dried rose petal than say violets. It is a slightly aloof nose not one that comes running to you like the 2009 or 2010. The palate is medium-bodied with fine slightly chalky tannins. It is well balanced with a fine tannic backbone imbued with a sense of symmetry that Cheval Blanc has been honing in recent vintages. It displays fine minerality remaining strict and linear towards the finish although this may flesh out a little during maturation. A comparatively foursquare Cheval Blanc one that will repay considerable ageing. Tasted April 2012.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The 2011 Cheval Blanc is one of the more plump, opulent and sexy Cheval Blancs made over recent vintages, and its forwardness, lusciousness and complexity seemingly suggest this wine is on a fast evolutionary track. The... The 2011 Cheval Blanc is one of the more plump, opulent and sexy Cheval Blancs made over recent vintages, and its forwardness, lusciousness and complexity seemingly suggest this wine is on a fast evolutionary track. The wine exhibits a dense ruby/purple/plum color, a medium to full-bodied opulence, a sumptuous mid-palate (atypical for the vintage), and a lush, heady finish. It is a super, complex, evolved Cheval Blanc that can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years. Bravo! - Robert Parker
JS 94
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2014
A beautiful nose of ripe black fruits such blackberries, as well as cocoa, black truffle and mint. Full body with a solid core of very refined tannins that lasts for minutes. Very refined texture, especially for the... A beautiful nose of ripe black fruits such blackberries, as well as cocoa, black truffle and mint. Full body with a solid core of very refined tannins that lasts for minutes. Very refined texture, especially for the vintage. 57% cabernet franc and 43% merlot. Try after seven to eight years.
JJB 96
Devon Magee - JJ Buckley, April 2012
52% cabernet franc and 48% merlot off the gravel sand and clay soils on the gentle slope that runs north towards Pomerol. 100% new medium toast oak from 7 different coopers. Fresh yet reserved on the nose with cola and... 52% cabernet franc and 48% merlot off the gravel sand and clay soils on the gentle slope that runs north towards Pomerol. 100% new medium toast oak from 7 different coopers. Fresh yet reserved on the nose with cola and cherry nuances. The palate is all about texture and absolute elegance. The weight of the wine and shade-grown depth to the red fruit imparts a lovely sense of purity. The tannins are balanced and add a refreshing saline quality. A top Cheval Blanc. Will be exceptional as it opens up over the next 5 years and will be worth holding onto over at least the next 10-15 years. Drink 2017-2032.