2004 Cheval Blanc Cheval Blanc Bordeaux St Emilion France Still wine

2004 Cheval Blanc

Cheval Blanc

92Average Score
flagBordeaux / France

The 2004 Cheval Blanc has always been a wine that I felt needed patience on behalf of the wine lover, and so it is proving to be the case. Served blind I remarked upon a surprisingly Burgundy-like bouquet with ample red cherries, candied strawberry and redcurrant scents, the Merlot clearly more conspicuous than the Cabernet Franc, at least for now. The palate is medium-bodied with just a touch of coarseness on the entry. I appreciate the weight and balance here and belatedly the Cabernet Franc begins to express itself on the latter half, lending structure and grip, a dash of spice and a bit of sinew. Whilst it will never have the persistence of other vintages and regrettably continue to be dwarfed by the 2005, it remains a very fine Cheval Blanc from Pierre Lurton and his team. Tasted September 2016. Mar 2017, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 91/100

12x75cl-0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace£4,936.00
Bts-0 Immediate | 6 Marketplace£412.00
3L-0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace£1,685.00
6x75cl-0 Immediate | 4 Marketplace£2,467.00
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