2015 Ch. Cheval Blanc St. Emilion Futures 97-99 WA

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The 2015 Cheval Blanc represents the entire vineyard this year, since there is no Le Petit Cheval (two plots that did not meet requirements were not included in any blend). A blend of 45% Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Merlot, matured in 100% new oak, it has a very complex bouquet, subtle and tightly wound, very precise with dark berry fruit, hints of graphite, minerals and a hint of black pepper, perhaps a little spicier than recent vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with extraordinarily fine tannin. Beautifully balanced, perfectly controlled, this Cheval Blanc gently builds in the mouth, but remains strict and precise. The Cabernet Franc here is very expressive (though apparently the Merlot was showier prior to malolactic). This is an intellectual Cheval Blanc, thoroughly enjoyable, but it will need 10-12 years to really show its pedigree. A profound wine in the making, it will rank with the great wines of the past.

***Please take note: This wine is a futures offer with a bottle minimum requirement per item. The wine will not be shipped to you until it is bottled and arrives to our warehouse. Depending on the wine, this could be in 2018. You will not pay shipping at the time of order. We will contact you prior to shipping to confirm your address and charge the shipping fee and applicable taxes.***