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2016 Chateau Cheval Blanc Premier Grand Cru Classe A, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 1x3L

JR17.5RP100VM98

£2,252 / BottlePrices are In Bond excl. Duty & VAT

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UK Stock: ETA to UK address 8-12 weeks
Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

JancisRobinson.com – 17.5

Tasted blind. Heady cocoa nose. Thick and sweet. Impressive for its concentration but I wouldn’t mind a little more freshness. But it’s toasty and fun. And absolutely massive! [22/01/2020]

Anticipated maturity: 2026-2045

Vinous – 98

The 2016 Cheval Blanc is the first year that replanted Cabernet Sauvignon was included in the Grand Vin. This has an intense, tightly wound bouquet that unwinds with aeration, maintaining stunning delineation and precision and offering scents of blackberry, briar and graphite and a faint hint of dark chocolate. The palate is very harmonious, precise and classic in style, and a little spicier than I recall from barrel. The oak is seamlessly integrated, and the pixelated, fresh, marine-tinged finish lingers in the mouth. Wow! Very different from the more rounded 2015 Cheval Blanc, though this might end up being the more classic but cerebral proposition. [Neal Martin, 24/01/2019]

Anticipated maturity: 2026-2070

Robert Parker – 100

The 2016 Cheval Blanc is blended of 59.5% Merlot, 37.2% Cabernet Franc and 3.3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is incredibly youthful yet not so shy as some other 2016s at this stage, giving wonderfully intense scents of red currants, black cherries, wild blueberries and violets with nuances of star anise, cinnamon stick, rose hip tea, cigar box and wood smoke plus a touch of beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has jaw-dropping elegance and depth, offering up layer upon layer of fragrant red and black fruits plus an extraordinary array of mineral sparks, supported by a rock-solid grainy texture, finishing with epic persistence and an edifying perfume. This is a very different style from the rich, opulently hedonic 2015, yet this wonderfully fragrant, beautifully poised and intellectually compelling 2016 is equally extraordinary. [Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 30/11/2018]

Anticipated maturity: 2023-2070

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