Cheval Blanc 2012

Cult Wines Price: £1,835.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Cheval Blanc, Cheval Blanc, 2012

Tasting Notes Cheval Blanc 2012

95-97

The Grand Vin is a blend of 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Franc, 26th September until the 13th October that comes from 35 different parcels. The picking is done in the vineyard for the first sorting by the pickers and then sorted by hand as they are sure delicate than using optical sorting machine. It has a dense, broody nose that has the looming presence of the Quinault L'Enclos. It veers towards a red fruit profile, with 'rocky' aromas, perhaps a touch of marmalade and quince. The palate is medium-bodied but displays very good concentration for the vintages. It feels very harmonious

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013
(94-96)

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 Jr
Wine Advocate #206
94

This is really beautiful with blackberry, chocolate, and light nuts character. Full yet refined and beautiful. Seamless tannins. It goes on for minutes. This is so elegant and beautiful. The tannins are just right and not overdone for the vintage.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2013

Cheval Blanc Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Cheval Blanc 2017 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,598.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2016 Chateau Cheval Blanc £5,762.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2015 Chateau Cheval Blanc £5,850.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2014 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,750.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2013 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,490.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,650.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,835.00 6x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2011 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,980.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2010 Chateau Cheval Blanc £8,299.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2009 Chateau Cheval Blanc £6,600.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2008 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,820.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2007 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,750.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2006 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,150.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2005 Chateau Cheval Blanc £7,000.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2005 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,570.00 6x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2004 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,793.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2003 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,028.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2002 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,800.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2001 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,100.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2000 Chateau Cheval Blanc £7,450.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1999 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,450.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1998 Chateau Cheval Blanc £6,000.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1997 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,733.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1996 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,080.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1995 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,383.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1990 Chateau Cheval Blanc £10,602.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1989 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,950.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1986 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,250.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1982 Chateau Cheval Blanc £9,000.00 12x75cl