2011 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2011
Region: Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
96 JD
95 RP
94-96 BI
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2011 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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2011 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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2011 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

JD
£2,100 6 pack case(s) available

2011 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Bordeaux
96 JD
BTL
0
1
0
0
£2,100
6
 
CONDITION
STATUS
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
YOU BUY
Case (6 x 75cl) LIVETRADE +
CONDITION
Original Case
STATUS
In-Bond
ETA
Our ETA dates are a guide and are subject to change. If you require more information on an ETA time please call UK +44 (0) 20 7269 0703 or alternatively email [email protected].
In Stock
LIVETRADE +
You buy
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1 Case(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

96 JD

A vintage that’s being drunk with abandon in France these days, the 2011 Chateau Cheval Blanc showed beautifully, and the firm tannins that define this vintage are nowhere to be found here. Sweet black fruits, spice, incense, and exotic flowers define the bouquet and it has classic Cheval Blanc complexity. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, with sweet tannins and a great finish, it’s a beautiful Saint-Emilion to drink over the coming 2-3 decades.

Jeb Dunnuck

95 RP

The 2011 Cheval Blanc is one of the more plump, opulent and sexy Cheval Blancs made over recent vintages, and its forwardness, lusciousness and complexity seemingly suggest this wine is on a fast evolutionary track. The wine exhibits a dense ruby/purple/plum color, a medium to full-bodied opulence, a sumptuous mid-palate (atypical for the vintage), and a lush, heady finish. It is a super, complex, evolved Cheval Blanc that can be drunk now or cellared for 15+ years. Bravo!
95 points – Robert Parker (Wine Advocate #212, April 2014)

Wine Advocate

94-96 BI

Cheval Blanc impressed. The grand vin represented 65% of the total production this year, which is higher than normal. A sure sign they're happy, and not surprising considering how well the Cabernet Franc ripened, producing alluring aromatics. Ethereal on the palate, packed with minerals, earth and smoke, it’s also wonderfully precise and brimming with fruit. Great weight and balance all round.

Bordeaux Index

94 DR

The first vintage in the new cellar. Elegantly dark fruited aromas with cacao and cedar. Youthful impression on the palate, with raspberries and redcurrant crispness. The palate builds to a dense core with firm tannins and a refined underlying freshness. A warm, generous finish, round, ripe and black. The driest vintage in 15 years but with an even balance of cool weather and ripening, with a two heat spikes. The late harvest gives the mature tannins. Cheval Blanc was 64% of the production, Le Petit Cheval 23% and the 3ème vin 13%. Drinking Window 2019 - 2035
Tasted by Sarah Jane Evans MW (25 Nov 2019)
Part of Tasting Cheval Blanc 1939 & 1950

Decanter

94 NM

The 2011 Cheval Blanc has an elegant, quite refined bouquet with brambly red fruit, scorched earth, terracotta and sage, very complex and harmonious. Could this be Figeac? [Post-script. No, but not far off!] The palate is medium-bodied with rounded tannins, quite plush and sensual, rich for this vintage with plenty of concentrated, quite sweet and spicy, hoisin-tinged fruit on the precise finish. This is a very fine Saint-Émilion. Tasted blind at the annual 10-Year-On tasting.

Neal Martin

94 WS

Offers a loamy, dense feel, with the vintage's briary grip tumbled with dark plum, blackberry and black currant fruit. Anise and tobacco notes fill out the finish, which expands steadily with air, showing added range and echoes of bittersweet cocoa and tobacco. Seems to have a lot in reserve. Best from 2016 through 2030.
– James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, March 2014)

Wine Spectator

94 JS

A beautiful nose of ripe black fruits such blackberries, as well as cocoa, black truffle and mint. Full body with a solid core of very refined tannins that lasts for minutes. Very refined texture, especially for the vintage. 57% cabernet franc and 43% merlot. Try after seven to eight years. – James Molesworth (WineSpectator.com, Jan 2014)

James Suckling

922 WL

Quality 922 | Brand 995 | Economics 796 | buzz brand
Quality: Predicted life of 15 years, one of the longest drinking windows in its peer group for the 2011 vintage, which averages 11 years Brand: Strong restaurant presence, featuring on 40 of the world's top wine lists, including Garibaldi Economics: More traded at auction than its peers, its top 5 vintages having seen 2,982 75cl equivalent bottles traded in the past year Production: Lower yields than its peer group average of 33 hl/ha

- www.wine-lister.com June 2017

Wine Lister

17.5 JR

Much darker and more savoury than Ausone on the nose. More oak in evidence, more meaty. Spicy and fluid on the palate, remarkably silky tannins but plenty of spicy freshness on the long finish. Less open than Ausone at the moment. Drink: 2020-2035 – Julia Harding (jancisrobinson.com, Jan 2015)

Jancis Robinson

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