Château Cheval Blanc, Premier Grand Cru Classé (A), St Emilion 2008
Bottle Size: 75cl
Region: France: Bordeaux Right Bank
Grape Variety: Bordeaux Blend Red
The 2008 Cheval Blanc (55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc) is a winner from this underrated, classic vintage. Notes of forest floor, Asian plum sauce, black currants, sweet cherries and spice are followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with deep fruit, admirable purity, and a long, textured finish. There is not a hard edge to this wine, and in all likelihood, it can be drunk now or cellared for two decades. Tasted May 2011. 93 Points Robert M. Parker, Jr, The Wine Advocate.