Château Cheval Blanc 2017

Bordeaux

750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  629295
$1,200.85
DEC
96
Château Cheval Blanc 2017 from LCBO
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    A sense of forward motion here makes you smile - a reaction that's missing in many wines this year. The tannins push their way right through the palate, but cradle the cassis and bilberry fruit rather than smother it, helped by the fact that floral and smoky aromatics rise up. There's good persistency and you get that little kick and dance of minerality. The precision engineering is clear, but the overall feeling is simply of cohesion and enjoyment. 3.65ph. 100% new oak, but without a trace even now at this early stage. Approximately 60% of the wine this year came from the gravelly plots which were less affected by the frost, which accounts for a slightly higher level of Cabernet Sauvignon than usual. They used perhaps 1% of secondary budding in this blend (five weeks behind schedule at bud-break and then around 15 days by harvest) and kept picking from 15 September to 11 October - an extremely long schedule compared to most estates in 2017. With around 30% loss to frost, there will be 50,000 bottles of Cheval in 2017, compared to 116,000 in 2016. 21hl/ha yield this year, 75% destined for the grand vin. Drinking Window 2026-2040. Score - 96. (Jane Anson, decanter.com)

    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    April 1, 2020
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    13%
    Made In:
    Bordeaux, France
    By:
    Jean Pierre Moueix
    Sugar Content:
    2 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Varietal:
    Bordeaux

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    PRODUCT DETAILS

    Release Date:
    April 1, 2020
    750 mL bottle
    Alcohol/Vol:
    13%
    Made In:
    Bordeaux, France
    By:
    Jean Pierre Moueix
    Sugar Content:
    2 g/L
    Sweetness Descriptor:
    XD - Extra Dry
    Varietal:
    Bordeaux
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