Cheval Blanc 2015

Cult Wines Price: £3,025.00 / 6x75cl
Chateau Cheval Blanc, Cheval Blanc, 2015

Tasting Notes Cheval Blanc 2015

98

For the first time since 1988, there was no second wine (Petit Cheval) at Cheval Blanc, such was the team’s confidence in the quality of nearly all of the 45 parcels. It sounds like hubris, but this is very special indeed. Complex, scented and nuanced, with a cool elegance that was difficult to achieve in 2015. The tannins are silky, caressing the palate, while the finish lingers like the last note of a great string quartet. Drink: 2025-40

Tim Atkin
timatkin.com
97-99

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.

Neal Martin
eRobertParker.com, #224, April 2016
96-97

A Cheval with a depth and finesse that reminds me of the 1998. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and amazing length and beauty. Such finesse and harmony. Super silky and classic for Cheval Blanc.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com
18.5+

55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Franc. 34 days of picking, 3 September - 6 October! Historic long vintage. No Petit Cheval, so 90% of the crop went into this wine. Very sweet almost balsam nose. Very distinctive! Really fine with lovely tannins. Lots of ripe fruit and masses of tannin as well as ripeness. The alcohol is only just moderate enough. Very dramatic without being at all exaggerated. Some red pepper powder notes.

Jancis Robinson
jancisrobinson.com
N/A

Robert Parker Jr

Cheval Blanc Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Cheval Blanc 2017 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,604.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2016 Chateau Cheval Blanc £5,860.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2015 Chateau Cheval Blanc £5,632.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2015 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,025.00 6x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2014 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,650.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2013 Chateau Cheval Blanc £2,976.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,650.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2011 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,980.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2010 Chateau Cheval Blanc £8,300.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2009 Chateau Cheval Blanc £6,800.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2008 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,770.00 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 £7,140.00 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 £4,100.00 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 £4,200.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1998 Chateau Cheval Blanc £6,000.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1997 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,552.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1996 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,080.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1995 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,350.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1990 Chateau Cheval Blanc £10,950.00 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