The release of 2020 Château Cheval Blanc marks the official start of the 2020 en primeur campaign. It also suggests that more major names will release their wines in the coming days. Offered by Richard Kihl Ltd at £4650 per dozen bottles, the price represents an increase of 3.5% on the 2019 vintage.
Jean-Marc Quarin scores the 2020 99 points, making it a compelling purchase. The blend in 2020 is composed of 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
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Offered en primeur, landing spring 2023.
|RED||2020||Château Cheval Blanc||75cl||£2,325 per case of 6||Château Cheval Blanc
2020 / / 75cl
£2,325 per case of 6
Tasting NotesALLOCATION - PLEASE ENQUIRE------"Spice, anis, rosemary, blackcurrant leaf, redcurrants, mint, peonies, the full array of aromatics are on display here, and there is an enveloping aspect to the fruit once you get to the body of the wine. The tannins are compact and powerful but they are wrapped in plump raspberry and blackberry brambled fruits. The wine feels full of life, with acidity that pulls the palate forward from the first moment, before austerity kicks in on the finish and closes things in, suggesting an extremely long life ahead. Hard to argue with this. Could go up after tasting in bottle, a potential 100 points. 2028-2048. 98 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine------"65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. 71% of production. Cask sample. Deep colour. Flattering and floral on the nose but slightly hard-edged on the palate. There’s a fleshy quality to the fruit and freshness as well but the luxurious nature of Cheval seems missing this year. Tight and firm at present, even a little pinched, the tannins overwhelm the fruit at present. Drink 2028 - 2040. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (JL)