Chateau Cheval Blanc, Premier Grand Cru Classe(A), St. Emilion, 2012, 75cl

840.80 /L

2012. aasta kevade oli külm ja vesine, selle järgnes väga kuiv ilm alates juulist kuni septembrini. Tänu imelisele ilmale augustis ja septembris, marjad küpsesid äärmiselt hästi ja saaki hakati koristama 27. septembril. Vein laagerdus hiljem 18 kuud ainult uutes tammest vaatides.

Robert Parker – Wine Advocate – Apr 2013 – 94-96/100 Points
The final blend for the 2012 Cheval Blanc was 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc. Despite the use of 100% new oak, there is not a hint of vanillin, toast or espresso notes in the aromatic bouquet, which is filled with scents of black currants, sweet cherries, lavender, forest floor and a hint of underbrush. Concentrated with a surprisingly lofty alcohol level of 13.9% as well as a tannin level that equals their 2010 (a wine bestowed a three-digit score), this full-bodied, opulent 2012 has a pH of 3.8, which accounts for its suppleness, velvety texture and heady richness. It is a great success in this vintage. It will be approachable early given its silky structural aspects, and should last for two decades.
Robert Parker – Wine Advocate – Apr 2013

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