Château Cheval Blanc 2008 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé A

Château Cheval Blanc 2008 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé A

The nose is elegant, fruity, gourmand, elegant and offers a slight richness / austerity, a small depthness, complexity as well as a beautiful intensity. It reveals notes of blackberry, cherry / sour cherry, red fruits and small notes of small wild black fruits associated with touches of ripe raspberry, cassis, licorice, blue fruits as well as slight / discreet toasted hints / almond, incense, an imperceptible touch of menthol and tonka bean in the background. The palate is fruity, fresh, well-balanced and offers a nice minerality, a pretty acid frame, a slight suavity, precision as well as finesse. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy / fresh blackberry, juicy raspberry, ripe / juicy redcurrants associated with fine touches of cocoa / tonka bean, sweet spices and vanilla. Tannins are very slightly grainy and slightly firm. Good length and persistence. There are very discreet hint of undergrowth, mushroom and licorice on the persistence. A beautiful wine!

Note (Score): 17.75/20

Note (Score): 95-96/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 05/2018

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)