Bordeaux First Growths

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Region Vintage Namesort descending Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
Red Bordeaux 2004 Cheval Blanc 1 Case 12 75cl £3,500
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    Release Price


    Drink Date

    2022 - 2050

    Reviewed by

    Neal Martin

    Issue Date

    28th Feb 2017


    229, The Wine Advocate

    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.

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