Saint Emilion Chateau Cheval Blanc 2001, Red wines












Saint Emilion Chateau Cheval Blanc 2001

Variety: Merlot 68% and Cabernet Franc 32%

Dark garnet red.

The nose is very intense, elegant and already evolved, so, while maintaining the aromas of ripe fruit, with black cherry, blackberry and black currant, it has also developed complex hints of violet, cigar tobacco, vanilla, and caramel. Even subtle and pleasant notes of wood and wood are perceived among others.

On the palate, it is wonderfully balanced, with silky tannins, now softened by time. Overall, both the structure and the volume expressed by the sip are excellent, for a soft and very long finish. Aromas of fruit, vanilla and spices reach the nose receptors.

Fabulous if drunk at this time, precisely because of the splendid tannic texture, it will still have several years to increase its ability to fascinate.

Saint Emilion Chateau Cheval Blanc 2001

Despite being administratively in the municipality of Saint Emilion, the Cheval Blanc vineyards are on the border with the Denomination of Pomerol. The estate cultivates 39 hectares planted with vines, divided into 45 plots. Each plot is cultivated in a different way, to accommodate the different facets that animate it: The soil, the age of the vineyards, the variety, the sun exposure.

The soil is of three types: Clayey with a fine texture, clay with a coarse texture and large pebbles, and finally sandy with small gravel.

The soil difference contributes to creating the uniqueness of Cheval Blanc, because clay soils express powerful and tannic wines, while sandy and gravelly ones, elegant and fragrant wines. For this the Bordeaux Cheval Blanc manages to be together, powerful and elegantly elegant.

Additional information

Weight1.5 kg


Prizes and awards

Wine il vino2001 94 / 100 
Wine Spectator2001 92 / 100 
Robert Parker2001 93 / 100