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Cheval Blanc 2005

Cheval Blanc 2005

by Château Cheval Blanc 2005

Producer : Château Cheval Blanc

Region : Bordeaux (France)

Bottle Per Case : 1 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Red Meat, Rich Fish

Tasting Notes

"The 2005 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-brick colored, it needs a lot of time and patient swirling to reveal an achingly fragrant nose of kirsch, potpourri, crushed rocks, and menthol with emerging wafts of roses, underbrush, and blackberry pie. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers a rock-solid supporting wall of firm, grainy tannins with a taut, muscular, multilayered black fruit core, accented by loads of floral and mineral sparks, finishing long and oh so fragrant. You can consider drinking this now, but it is still a little tightly wound and closed. Expect that next-level experience to come with another 5-10 years in bottle, then watch it strut its stuff over the following 30 years+."

100 Points - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, 2015

100 Points - Lisa Perotti Brown, The Wine Independent, 2022


Bottles Per Case Single Bottles
Cellaring Drink Now or Cellar
Sweetness XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Château Cheval Blanc
Region Bordeaux (France)
Alcohol 14.5%
Style Intense and bold reds
Vintage 2005
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes Bordeaux Blend
Food Pairing Red Meat, Rich Fish
Descriptors Earthy, Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $3, 499.99

The Producer

Château Cheval Blanc

The vineyard has been owned by the Fourcaud-Laussac family for more than 150 years. In 1998, the estate was bought by the Belgian Albert Frère and Bernard Arnault and administered by Pierre Lurton (who also runs Château d'Yquem).

Since 1998, Château Cheval Blanc has partnered with the Argentinian estate Terrazas de los Andes, also belonging to the LVMH group, to create Cheval des Andes from Cabernet and Malbec grape varieties. In 2012, Bernard Arnault decided to create a brand of high-end hotels using the name. The Cheval Blanc estate is on the edge of Pomerol, so the soil of the vineyard has a large proportion of gravel on a subsoil of Quaternary alluvium. The Cheval Blanc grape variety is made up of 52% Cabernet Franc, 43% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, which is quite rare for a Saint-Émilion.


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