Château Cheval Blanc 2016

Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

Sur le rive Droite, c'est l'un des plus grands du millésime, la critique est unanime !

Gain fidélité 4%
Appellation précise:
Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Type de vin:
Bouteille de 75cl
45% Cabernet Franc et 55% Merlot
Sol de mosaïque de sables, d'argiles et de graves
Âge des vignes:
Très vieilles vignes
39,7 hl/ha pour le Merlot et 28,2 hl/ha pour le Cabernet Franc
Vinification précise et méticuleuse, dans des barriques de chêne neuves
20 mois en fûts
Dégustation et Garde
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Difficile à dire...
Conseil de service :
Après un long passage en carafe
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Le terroir de Cheval Blanc est composé calcaire et de graves sur argiles fines. Assemblage de 55% de Merlot et le reste en Cabernets. Ce 1er grand cru classé A se localise tout prêt de Figeac à la limite de Pomerol.

La robe rubis profonde légèrement violacée offre un nez d’une précision fantastique autour des arômes de fruits rouges, de cuir noble, de fumé et d’épice douces. La bouche est aussi riche que soyeuse avec des tannins ultra raffinés et une longueur hors du commun !

Suggestion gourmande

Lièvre à la royale tout simplement !

Avis des Experts

James Suckling
"Wet earth and sliced, fresh mushrooms. Menthol. Dark berries, such as blackberries and blueberries. Full-bodied, dense and whole, but you don’t feel the tannins, even though it is so powerful and structured. Detailed and defined. Cashmere. Wonderful finish. Glorious young Cheval. Try after 2025, but so wonderful already."
The Wine Advocate
"The 2016 Cheval Blanc is blended of 59.5% Merlot, 37.2% Cabernet Franc and 3.3% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple in color, the nose is incredibly youthful yet not so shy as some other 2016s at this stage, giving wonderfully intense scents of red currants, black cherries, wild blueberries and violets with nuances of star anise, cinnamon stick, rose hip tea, cigar box and wood smoke plus a touch of beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has jaw-dropping elegance and depth, offering up layer upon layer of fragrant red and black fruits plus an extraordinary array of mineral sparks, supported by a rock-solid grainy texture, finishing with epic persistence and an edifying perfume. This is a very different style from the rich, opulently hedonic 2015, yet this wonderfully fragrant, beautifully poised and intellectually compelling 2016 is equally extraordinary."
Wine Spectator
"This has turned into a very dense wine, with waves of cassis, plum reduction and blackberry paste forming the core. Wrapped tightly in layers of tobacco and loam for now, while singed alder, incense, black tea and bergamot notes peek in here and there. The finish rumbles like thunder for now, with the swath of tannins, and there’s just a twinge of drought-induced austerity. But there’s acidity and drive too, and this will cruise in the cellar for some time. Best from 2025 through 2045."
Jeb Dunnuck
"The grand vin 2016 Château Cheval Blanc checks in as 60% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up in new barrels, and this is the first year a replanted block of Cabernet Sauvignon has made the top cuvée. Compared to the 2001 by Pierre Lurton, it displays stunning aromatic fireworks with notions of blackcurrants, forest floor, iron bar, graphite, and spice all soaring from the glass. It develops more floral nuances with time in the glass and, as always with this cuvée, it’s all about complexity and elegance. More medium to full-bodied, with beautiful tannins and perfect balance, it’s a decidedly classic, focused, elegant wine from this estate that will keep for 3-4 decades."
"Another excellent Cheval, this is a wine that every year stands among the greatest in the region. The main impression is of a softly-spun silky texture with complete focus and clarity through the palate. There is some of the density of 2010 here, with the florality of 2005. Gorgeous. Many people spent a long time picking in 2016, but at Cheval Blanc everything came in within just 10 days, rather unusually picking grapes on gravel and clay at the same time. The blend is 59% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Franc and 3% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 100% new oak."
Wine Enthusiast
"Rich, smoky and with powerful fruit, this structured wine also has an impressive perfumed character. Spice, blackberry fruits and rich tannins give wonderful firmness that will allow the wine to age well. Drink this already beautiful wine from 2025."