2012 Cheval Blanc

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£1,179.00 DP
£2,417.00 DP

Average critic rating : 94.38 points



A beautiful wine that always seems to drink well, the 2012 Cheval Blanc has a sweet, fragrant nose of black and red currants, floral nuances and spice. Supple, round and juicy, this wine can be drunk now or cellared for another 15 or more years. eRobertParker.com.April, 2015



This is really beautiful with blackberry, chocolate, and light nuts character. Full yet refined and beautiful. Seamless tannins. It goes on for minutes. This is so elegant and beautiful. The tannins are just right and not overdone for the vintage. James Suckling, jamessuckling.com



Tightly wound, with a core of red currant, red licorice and bergamot. The long, earth-driven finish shows a tug of clay and warm stone, while a backdrop of bittersweet cocoa and dark tea waits in reserve. Reveals a sinewy side, balanced by muscle and flesh. Impressively rendered for the vintage. Tasted non-blind. WineSpectator.com —J.M.



54% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Franc. Fragrant and evocative on the nose with violet notes and some chalky minerality. Medium bodied palate with fine tannins. This is savoury and restrained rather than showy. Well balanced with everything in place, and a definite ‘Cheval’ character. FINE+RARE

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Cheval Blanc 2012
-£267.00     (-7.18%) Latest price:  £3,452.00
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Situated on the borders of St Emilion and Pomerol, almost with a foot in each, lies St Emilion’s most important estate, Cheval Blanc. It is classed as a Premier Grand Cru Classé “A” along with Châteaux Ausone , Angélus and Pavie . Not only is Cheval Blanc the most important St Emilion estate, it is the most famous Cabernet Franc based wine in the world: the vineyards of Cheval Blanc are planted to 57% Cheval Blanc, 39% Merlot, 3% Malbec and just 1% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Run by Pierre Lurton, who also runs the similarly brilliant Château d’Yquem , has produced some of the most iconic wines of Bordeaux. 1947 Cheval Blanc is a legend of the past, 2010 Cheval Blanc a legend for the future. Other top vintages for Cheval Blanc are 2009, 2005, 2000, 1990 and 1998, and the château arguably made the wine of the vintage in 2014.

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FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
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Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
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FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
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