St Emilion GC - 2001
1er Grand Cru Classé "A"
Price: 740.00 €
château CHEVAL BLANC château CHEVAL BLANC 2001 château St Emilion GC - 2001
1er Grand Cru Classé "A"
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Version Française Assemblage : 68% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc

Sur une belle trame tannique bien équilibrée, le millésime 2001 associe très joliment les qualités recherchées par l’ensemble de l’équipe de dégustateurs : de la fraîcheur, une bouche onctueuse marqué par un fruité complet et éclatant et une élégante complexité. 
La robe d’une couleur rouge sombre et intense présente les premiers signes d’évolution.
Si les arômes de fruits rouges dominent, le nez d’une grande intensité exprime tour à tour la mûre et le cassis, puis le tabac et la violette et évoluent vers des notes finement boisées.
L’attaque en bouche vineuse introduit un vin structuré et harmonieux offrant un beau volume en bouche. Le milieu de bouche se distingue par un fruit éclatant. Les arômes de fruits noirs, de truffe et de violette dansent sur un palais onctueux, soyeux et riche. L’équilibre est remarquable et le boisé très fondu. La fin de bouche s’étire en longueur et se distingue par sa superbe fraîcheur.

L’équilibre harmonieux et la très belle trame tannique de ce millésime devrait lui permettre de vieillir superbement pendant encore plusieurs décennies.

English Version Blend: 68% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Franc

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (153), June 2004: 93/100

I was surprised by how soft, opulent, even voluptuous the 2001 Cheval Blanc performed out of bottle as this estate’s wines tend to shut down when young. Its deep ruby/purple color was accompanied by sweet aromas of cranberries, black currants, menthol, Asian spices, and underbrush. This seductive blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc reveals a lush sweetness, medium body, and ripe, well-integrated tannin. A racy effort filled with personality, it should be at its finest between 2007-2018.

James Suckling, Dec. 2014: 95/100

I have always believed in the 2001 Cheval Blanc. It may even be better than the more highly thought of 2000 and it's certainly much less expensive. It sells for about $550 a bottle compared to $1000 a bottle for the 2000. I drank it recently again and it's so layered and gorgeous. A wine with superb texture and cedar and chocolate. Full and velvety tannins with sweet tobacco and meat with dried plums. Firm and chewy yet tight and reserved. So young. Decant two hours before serving. Drink or hold.

The Wine Cellar Insider, Jan. 2017: 95/100

Really coming on strong at 16 years of age, the texture is the perfect blend of regal, opulence and finesse. There is volume, sensuous mouth feels and perfume, but there is an undercurrent of green flavors with all those beautiful, plummy sensations in the end note, that stops this from scoring even higher. Decanted about 30 minutes, another 30 minutes would have been a bit better.

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Château Cheval Blanc-1er Grand Cru Classé \"A\"-Appellation St Emilion Grand Cru
Château Cheval Blanc Pierre Lurton, the manager of Cheval Blanc, ushers us to his office, where we are immediately subjugated by a breathtaking view of the vineyard through large windows. Cheval Blanc is an unquestionably outstanding estate. Above and beyond its location and climate, which give the wine – especially its tannin - a sublime flavour, the people who work here love what they do and seek to do it in the best way possible, with extreme attention to detail.
The present day Cheval Blanc estate had vines at least as far back as the 18th century, as shown by Belleyme’s map of the region dated 1764. Nearly a century later, the estate was adquired by the Fourcaud-Laussac Family, who owned it until 1998, when it was sold to Bernard Arnault and the Baron Albert Frère.
Château Cheval Blanc has had a greater number of outstanding vintages than any other classified great growths over the past century.
This admirable wine is powerful, soft, rich, round, and silky. It has tremendous fruit and elegance as well an exceptional quality from year to year. This timeless wine is like no other.

A a reflection of the Grand Vin, Petit Cheval is racy, elegant and very long in the palate. The Cabernet Franc makes here all the difference in terms of concentration and aromatic precision. The texture is as silky as Cheval Blanc and the tanins are as fine !
Facts & Figures :
Area under vine : 39 Ha
Production : 150 000 bouteilles
Soil : Graves, argiles, sables sur sous-sol d\'argile et crasse de fer
Grape varieties : 49 % de Cabernet Franc, 47 % de Merlot, et 4 % de Cabernet Sauvignon
Ageing : 18 à 22 mois (100% de barriques neuves)