Chateau Cheval Blanc

Chateau Cheval Blanc 2001

£600.00

Current stock: 21

Chateau Cheval Blanc, 1er Grand Cru Classe "A", Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, 2001

At the time, one of the two most highly rated Saint-Emilion chateaux from the original 1955 classification.

Featuring fine balance and a beautiful tannic texture, the 2001 vintage associates qualities that are particularly appreciated by the château winemaking team: freshness, unctuousness, exuberant and satisfying fruitiness, and elegant complexity. The intense dark red colour is starting to show some signs of age. Although red fruit aromas prevail, the very intense bouquet also shows blackberry, blackcurrant, tobacco, and violet notes, as well as subtle hints of oak. The wine starts out quite vinous on the palate, going on to show fine balance and structure with plenty of body. The middle palate is bursting with fruit. Black fruit, truffle, and violet flavours accompany the rich, silky, texture. The wine is remarkably balanced and the oak is very well-integrated. Furthermore, the aftertaste is quite long and superbly fresh. The perfect balance and fine tannic grain of this vintage should enable it to go on improving for several decades.

"I was surprised by how soft, opulent, even voluptuous the 2001 Cheval Blanc performed out of bottle as this estate’s wines tend to shut down when young. Its deep ruby/purple color was accompanied by sweet aromas of cranberries, black currants, menthol, Asian spices, and underbrush. This seductive blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc reveals a lush sweetness, medium body, and ripe, well-integrated tannin. A racy effort filled with personality, it should be at its finest between 2007-2018."

93/100 points, Robert M. Parker Jr, Wine Advocate, June 2004

"This looked so much older than the 2005, and it also smelt fresher than it. But very deep crimson and still blackish in the middle. Wonderful heady, complex aroma. Sweet start and utterly transparent. Lovely. Haunting. Neat tannins well melded. Beautiful for current and future drinking."

18.5/20 points, Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com, February 2010

 

 

This is part of a long standing private customer’s collection. These wines are in excellent condition with the levels all around and above top shoulder. We are acting as an agent in the sale and the price is exclusive of V.A.T. which is not due. Our multibuy discounts do not apply.

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This is part of a long standing private customer’s collection. These wines are in excellent condition with the levels all around and above top shoulder. We are acting as an agent in the sale and the price is exclusive of V.A.T. which is not due. Our multibuy discounts do not apply.
SKU:
USMA0025
Availability:
Normally ships same day if ordered before 12pm.
Size:
75cl
ABV:
13.5%
Closure:
Cork
Bottled:
Winery
Appellation:
Saint Emilion
Vintage:
2001
Drink:
Now to 2025