Chateau Cheval blanc 2012
Chateau Cheval Blanc
Code: 4391602

2012 was dry and rather warm with a superb Indian summer. 2012 Château Cheval Blanc is a truly beautiful wine already showing astonishing complexity and great aromatic precision.
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Vinification: The wine underwent no saignée (bleeding from fermentation vats), and was not chaptalised.  It contains no press wine and was entirely aged in new oak barrels for 18 months.
Traditional fining with egg white was done in order to settle particles in suspension in barrel. Two egg whites per barrel were used. These were later eliminated by filtration.
Varieties: 53% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting notes: The colour is a deep crimson with mauve highlights. The nose exhibits great aromatic purity and astonishing complexity: red fruit (raspberry, cherry), black fruit (blackcurrant jam, blueberry), and delicate floral nuances (rose and violet). Freshness (mint and eucalyptus) and minerality (graphite, chalk) round out the vivacious aromatic profile. The bouquet is quite unique: tremendously pure, and the oak is not even noticeable - the sign of a great vintage.  2012 Cheval Blanc starts out straightforward and powerful on the palate. The middle palate is concentrated, with firm tannin that is nevertheless incomparably rich. The elegant texture is accompanied by fresh, complex flavours. The wine's incredible length is both rich and delicate. In fact, the wine seems to rise in intensity and then recede imperceptibly and seamlessly. 
2012 Cheval Blanc is polished, complex, and delicious with totally impressive length for a Saint Emilion this young.
  • Characteristics
Chateau Cheval Blanc
Wine color
Wine style
Saint Emilion
Volume (ml)
Intl grape variety
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Special Wines
Fine Wines