Château Cheval Blanc 1996

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Parker : 88 / 100
J. Robinson : 17 / 20
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
Lage
Libournais

Alkohol
13

Süssweine
Nein

Umweltzertifikat
Konventioneller Weinbau

J. Robinson
17

R. Gabriel
18

Wine Spectator
91

Herkunftsland
Frankreich

Herkunftszertifikat
AOC

Traubensorten
Cabernet Franc/Merlot

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Farbe
Rot

Produzent
Château Cheval Blanc

Klassifikation
1er grand cru classé "A"

Parker
88

Allergene
Enthält Sulfite