Château Cheval Blanc 2016 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé A

Château Cheval Blanc 2016 – Saint-Emilion Grand Cru, 1er Grand Cru Classé A

The nose is elegant and offers a slight power as well as a very fine grain. It reveals notes of juicy blackberry, juicy ripe wild strawberry and small notes of blueberry combined with slight touches of liquorice, incense, flowers (violet, iris), Cuben pepper as well as slight hints of sweet spices. The palate is fruity, elegant, gourmand and offers power, a slight richness, a beautiful definition, freshness, a beautiful suavity as well as a beautiful juiciness. On the palate this wine expresses notes of blackberry, black cherry and small notes of cassis, ripe crushed raspberry associated with touches of licorice, coffee as well as discreet hints of almond, caramelization / sweet spices. Good length and persistence. There are slight hints of cocoa on the finish / persistence. Tannins are fine, precise and a bit firm. Slight chew on the finish (brings gourmandise). The finish is very slightly grainy. Everything is well integrated / in place. There is very slight touch of bitterness / flowers on the persistence. Beautiful potential (2022+).

Note (Score): 18.25/20

Note (Score): 96-97/100

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)