CHATEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1er Grand Cru Classe 'A' 2020 Wooden Case x 3 Bottles - PRE-RELEASE
Red Still Wine | France | Bordeaux | Saint-Émilion | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
UPDATE 13/05/21: SOLD OUT
We are very pleased to announce the start of the highly anticipated 2020 Bordeaux En-Primeur campaign, one which promises to be as exciting as it is different in our new post-brexit, mid-covid world.
Not having had the chance to travel to Bordeaux to taste we are very reliant on several key factors namely; pedigree, reputation, consistency and critics and the critics seem to like it.
"Cheval Blanc 2020 release kick-starts Bordeaux en primeur. Château Cheval Blanc has potentially made a 100-point wine in 2020, according to Decanter's Jane Anson, as the St-Emilion powerhouse became one of the first major names to release in this year's Bordeaux en primeur campaign. It has the potential to be a 100-point wine in future, said Jane Anson after sampling Cheval Blanc 2020 as part of her Bordeaux en primeur tastings."
DECANTER Jane Anson 98 points
"Spice, anis, rosemary, blackcurrant leaf, redcurrants, mint, peonies, the full array of aromatics are on display here, and there is an enveloping aspect to the fruit once you get to the body of the wine. The tannins are compact and powerful but they are wrapped in plump raspberry and blackberry brambled fruits. The wine feels full of life, with acidity that pulls the palate forward from the first moment, before austerity kicks in on the finish and closes things in, suggesting an extremely long life ahead. Hard to argue with this. Could go up after tasting in bottle, a potential 100 points. Drinking Window 2028 - 2048."
JANCIS ROBINSON 17 points
"65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 71% of production. Cask sample.
Deep colour. Flattering and floral on the nose but slightly hard-edged on the palate. There’s a fleshy quality to the fruit and freshness as well but the luxurious nature of Cheval seems missing this year. Tight and firm at present, even a little pinched, the tannins overwhelm the fruit at present."
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Delivery - Autumn 2023
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