Chateau Cheval Blanc Grand Cru Classe St Emilion 2005.
On the 2005 vintage, Cheval Blanc procures endless pleasure. From its brilliant ruby colour, intense flavours of mint, red, blue, black and surreal fruits. This prodigiously silky caress finishes on hints of coffee, liquorice and a soft woody flavour.
"The 2005 from Cheval Blanc is a quintessentially elegant, beautiful, deep bluish/ruby-colored wine from St.-Emilion, with raspberry, blueberry, and floral notes, impressive density, great precision, freshness and purity. Full-bodied, but extremely light on its feet, I don’t mean to gush, but it is super-intense, rich and just so meticulously crafted! This is another fabulous wine and a perfect expression for this vintage. It is difficult to forget the gorgeous blueberry and raspberry fruit, full body, sweet tannin, a multi-layered texture, and purity and palate presence of this stunning wine. Drink it over the next 20 years. P.S. In 2005, this was 50% Cabernet Franc and 50% Merlot." 100/100 Robert Parker June 2015