Cheval Blanc 2018

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Chateau Cheval Blanc, Cheval Blanc, 2018

Tasting Notes Cheval Blanc 2018

99

This is a wonderful, fairly classic Cheval Blanc, less exuberant than some of the wines that you're going to find in 2018. It's full of intense red and black berries, floral notes, and a ton of menthol, eucalyptus and liquorice which underpins the entire concentrated fruit expression. Silky tannins slowly layer up over the palate. It's full of focus and extremely elegant but it accelerates through the mid-palate, gathering strength as it goes. I love this wine in so many vintages, and they have done it again in 2018. There's no press wine, as ever, with 74% of the crop making it into this wine. 98-100 points.

Jane Anson
Decanter - April 2019
98-99

What strikes you is how aromatic this already is at this stage. Complex and decadent, showing lots of dark berries, smoked meat, wet earth, and dried leaves. Decadent. Full-bodied with very ripe and polished, velvety tannins. Great finish.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com - April 2019
97-99

Thirty-three plots contributed to this wine, out of the 43 in production. Five went into Petit Cheval and five into bulk. The 2018 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc and 6% Cabernet Sauvignon, with a 3.75 pH and 14.5% alcohol. Deep purple-black in color, the nose is more open at the core of the wine than the Le Petit Cheval, strutting out of the glass with bold, ripe black cherries, cassis, warm plums and raspberry preserves notes. With coaxing, a whole array of fragrant spice, floral and earth notes emerge, followed by candied violets, star anise, powdered cinnamon, iron ore, tapenade and truffles plus wafts of camphor and mocha. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is firm yet possesses a beautifully plush structure of velvety tannins wrapping round the densely packed, complex, fragrant fruit, with seamless freshness and a very long, layered finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The Wine Advocate, 23rd April 2019
97-100

The 2018 Cheval Blanc is dazzling. Creamy, supple and inviting, the 2018 is endowed with phenomenal balance. The tannins and overall structure are imposing, and yet the richness of the fruit and perfect ripeness of the tannin really stand out. In 2018, Cheval is a bit richer than is often the case, but that is not at all a bad thing. I am struck by how much freshness and energy the 2018 has. Hints of lavender, spice and licorice add shades of nuance, but it is the wine's overall sense of harmony that leaves the strongest impression. A precise counterpoint of fruit richness and finesse makes for a truly unforgettable Cheval Blanc.

Antonio Galloni
Vinous - April 2019

Cheval Blanc Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Cheval Blanc 2018 Chateau Cheval Blanc POA 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2017 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,651.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2016 Chateau Cheval Blanc £6,050.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2016 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,200.00 6x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2015 Chateau Cheval Blanc £5,750.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2014 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,550.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2013 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,400.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,596.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2012 Chateau Cheval Blanc £1,850.00 6x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2011 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,780.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2010 Chateau Cheval Blanc £8,200.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2009 Chateau Cheval Blanc £6,622.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2008 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,800.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2007 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,750.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2006 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,200.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2006 Chateau Cheval Blanc £2,200.00 6x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2005 Chateau Cheval Blanc £7,000.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2005 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,400.00 6x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2004 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,800.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2003 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,145.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2002 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,950.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2001 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,900.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 2000 Chateau Cheval Blanc £7,350.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1999 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,400.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1998 Chateau Cheval Blanc £6,100.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1997 Chateau Cheval Blanc £3,878.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1996 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,200.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1995 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,344.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1990 Chateau Cheval Blanc £11,494.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1989 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,550.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1986 Chateau Cheval Blanc £4,194.00 12x75cl
Cheval Blanc 1982 Chateau Cheval Blanc £8,400.00 12x75cl