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Cheval Blanc 1997

Chateau Cheval Blanc

20 years

A seductive, fragrant style of Cheval Blanc, with moderate density and weight, this immediately appealing 1997 exhibits an exotic nose of coconut, plums, cherry liqueur, and sweet, toasty oak. The wine's alluring personality is accompanied by fine suppleness, low acidity, medium body, and current drinkability. Consume it over the next 7-9 years. *** The 1997 (70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc) exhibits sweet cherry jam intermixed with Asian spices and this estate's tell-tale coconut note. Ripe and medium-bodied, with low acidity, this charming wine possesses good length for the vintage, but is destined to be drunk during its first decade of life because of its undeniable seductiveness. Anticipated maturity: now-2012.

87 Robert Parker score

€ 4,600
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* price for one OWC (original wooden case) in perfect condition – 12x75cl per OWC

Last Update October 2015

Chateau Cheval Blanc

Chateau Cheval Blanc is a premier wine estate based in Bordeaux, France, located on the right bank in the Saint Emilion Region. The French words ‘Cheval Blanc’ translate to ‘White Horse Castle’, and as of 2012 the prestigious wine producer is only one of four to be classified as Premier Grand Cru Classe (A) in the Saint Emilion classification of wine.

 

The winery also produces a second wine labeled Le Petit Cheval, also a top rated wine in the industry. The vineyard is renowned for having three distinct characteristics: Pomerol, due to its location right on the boundary, Graves due to the soil composition (gravelly soil) and the remainder is drawn from Saint Emilion. The vineyard of Chateau Cheval Blanc comprises of around 41 hectares, and it produces just under 9,000 cases of wine a year.

6,000 - 7,000 cases

Annual production

Premier Grand Cru Classe (A)

Classification

Saint Emilion

Location/Region

41 hectares

Vineyard

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