2016 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Colour: Red
Vintage: 2016
Region: Bordeaux, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
99 JS
98-99 BI
98 NM
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2016 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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2016 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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Region: Bordeaux
99 JS
BTL
0
3
0
0
£3,150
6
IMP
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0
0
1
£5,710
1
 
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Bottle (600cl)
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2016 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

JS
From £3,150 Loose bottle(s) and 6 pack case(s) available

2016 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Size
Cs (12)
Cs (6)
Cs (3)
Loose
Price
Per
Region: Bordeaux
99 JS
BTL
0
3
0
0
£3,150
6
IMP
0
0
0
1
£5,710
1
 
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
£3,150.00
3 Case(s) Available
Bottle (600cl)
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
Buy at
£5,710.00
1 Bottle(s) Available

Tasting Notes and Scores

99 JS

Wet earth and sliced, fresh mushrooms. Menthol. Dark berries, such as blackberries and blueberries. Full-bodied, dense and whole, but you don’t feel the tannins, even though it is so powerful and structured. Detailed and defined. Cashmere. Wonderful finish. Glorious young Cheval. Try after 2025, but so wonderful already.

James Suckling

98-99 BI

Right on the border of St Emilion and Pomerol, Cheval Blanc is one of the true greats of Bordeaux and defined by its high percentage of Cabernet Franc. Stunning nose of violet, rose petal, exotic spice and a perfect blend of red and black fruit. Tannin quality is so, so good - this is a wine for the long term, the tannins are so sweet and ripe, then explosive rich fruit flavour. Silkiness, softness but such fantastic structure. This will go a long, long time. Magnificent Cheval! - April 2017

Bordeaux Index

98 NM

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.
Vinous, Jan 2019

Neal Martin

98 AG

The 2016 Cheval Blanc is one of the most beguiling wines of the vintage. Constantly changing in the glass, the 2016 is at once wonderfully refined and yet also quite powerful. Dark cherry, espresso, spice, leather, tobacco, mint and lavender give the 2016 tremendous aromatic presence. On the palate, the 2016 is rich, exotic and persistent, with real staying power and captivating balance. Pierre Lurton, Pierre-Olivier Clouet and the team at Cheval Blanc turned out a masterpiece in 2016. Don't miss it.

Antonio Galloni

98 DR

This just keeps on going and going, the oak is perfectly integrated but holding everything in place. It has race, depth, complexity and feels true to the personality of the estate. It's deftly put together and feels grown-up, as Cheval Blanc so often does, with wonderful fresh mint notes and clear tannic structure. It's a bit like putting together a puzzle in your mouth, with a different piece fitting snugly into place every minute. It doesn't try too hard to impress, like so many others. This is the first year since the early 2000s to have some Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. - decanter.com, Jane Anson, October 2018

Jane Anson

97 JD

The grand vin 2016 Château Cheval Blanc checks in as 60% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in new barrels, and this is the first year a replanted block of Cabernet Sauvignon has made the top cuvée. Compared to the 2001 by Pierre Lurton, it displays stunning aromatic fireworks with notions of blackcurrants, forest floor, iron bar, graphite, and spice all soaring from the glass. It develops more floral nuances with time in the glass and, as always with this cuvée, it’s all about complexity and elegance. More medium to full-bodied, with beautiful tannins and perfect balance, it’s a decidedly classic, focused, elegant wine from this estate that will keep for 3-4 decades. jebdunnuck.com, February 2019

Jeb Dunnuck

97 WS

This has turned into a very dense wine, with waves of cassis, plum reduction and blackberry paste forming the core. Wrapped tightly in layers of tobacco and loam for now, while singed alder, incense, black tea and bergamot notes peek in here and there. The finish rumbles like thunder for now, with the swath of tannins, and there's just a twinge of drought-induced austerity. But there's acidity and drive too, and this will cruise in the cellar for some time. Best from 2025 through 2045. JM

Wine Spectator

18.5+ JR

Tasty floral start and then quite rich. A bit of grainy astringency (from those concrete vats?) in terms of texture - by no means unpleasant. Lots of floral notes, hint of putty and then lovely richness underneath. Quite a contrast between nose and palate. Smudgy palate and precise nose. Tannins really present on the end. Very floral on the nose. Big gap! Not sweet!! Drink 2028-2045. - jancisrobinson.com, April 2017

Jancis Robinson

100 RP

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. LPB

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