Robert Parker 95+
“Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2012 Cheval Blanc reveals lovely cassis, warm black cherries and redcurrant jelly notions with underlying hints of cedar chest, garrigue, Indian spices and damp soil. Medium to full-bodied, it possesses wonderful energy and freshness on the palate with a beautifully poised ethereal nature and long mineral-tinged finish. This elegantly crafted beauty should enter its drinking window in a couple of years and cellar gracefully for another 20+ years.”
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
Tasted blind. Mid crimson. A little light and spindly on the nose, relatively speaking. Then rich and round on the palate with a bit of spice. Still a bit raw but everything is there for the future. Really quite raw and ungenerous at the moment.
Anticipated maturity: 2026-2040