Château Cheval Blanc 2022, St Emilion

£3,800.00

Recommended - Fine Wine Of The Vintage

IN BOND

Delivery 2025

Appellation - St Emilion

Owner - Bernard Arnault and Albert Frère

43% Merlot, 52% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Second wine – Le Petit Cheval

Annual production – 120,000 bottles

TASTING NOTES

One of the stars of the vintage is the striking 2022 Cheval Blanc, a blend of 53% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon that bursts from the glass with aromas of mulberries, cherries and wild berries mingled with mint, orange zest, pencil lead, vine smoke and exotic spices. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, it's rich and gourmand, with beautifully refined tannins, lively acids and a long, saline, pungently perfumed finish. Harvest began on 29 August, with all the Merlot picked before the month was out, and the result is a wine that is as vibrant as it is lavish.
97/99+
William Kelley, Wine Advocate (266), April 2023

This is a wine that soars to new heights with its brightness and weightlessness. The balance of serene fruit that’s perfectly ripe. Full-bodied yet tight and polished where it seems delicate and compressed, with berry, chocolate and walnut character. The finish is endless and poised. Wine of the vintage? 53% merlot, 46% cabernet franc and 1% cabernet sauvignon.
99/100
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, April 2023


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