Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc reveals lovely cassis, warm black cherries and redcurrant jelly notions with underlying hints of cedar chest, garrigue, Indian spices and damp soil. Medium to full-bodied, it possesses wonderful energy and freshness on the palate with a beautifully poised ethereal nature and long mineral-tinged finish. The Chateau Cheval Blanc 1er grand cru classé A 2012 is elegantly crafted beauty should enter its drinking window in a couple of years and cellar gracefully for another 20+ years.
96 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
95 points Wine Enthusiast
95 points Wine Spectator