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Château Cheval Blanc 1996

Parker : 88 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the château, the 1996 Cheval Blanc was a majority of Cabernet Franc although the exact blend is not known. Firstly, the color is a healthy garnet with a mahogany rim. The bouquet has good intensity although it is certainly not a complex set of aromas: dusky black fruit, game, clove and a faint touch of hickory. The palate is quite sharp on the entry with noticeable acidity. My main criticism is a lack of cohesion and a lack of Merlot to bind everything together and lend fleshiness. It seems to be rather monochromatic, a Cheval Blanc with a single note, the finish conservative with a touch of black pepper and cooked meat, but a little frayed around the edges. I would drink bottles now and maybe larger formats would yield more pleasure. The bottom line is this is not one of the great Cheval Blancs and that is reflected in my score. Tasted July 2016.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Vigneto
Libournais

Alcol
13

Vino Dolce
No

Approccio ambientale
Agricoltura Convenzionale

J. Robinson
17

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
91

Paese
Francia

Certificazione
AOC

Varietà di uva
Cabernet Franc/Merlot

Regione
Bordeaux

Denominazione
Saint-Emilion

Colore
Rosso

Produttore
Château Cheval Blanc

Classificazione
1er grand cru classé "A"

Parker
88

Allergeni
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