Just released, 2021 Château Cheval Blanc is described by Antonio Galloni as "one of the wines of the vintage" (96-98 points). The major critics' tasting notes are, as with many wines in 2021, even more evocative than usual, with William Kelley finding "raspberries and cherries mingled with notions of cigar wrapper, vine smoke, rose petals and violets " and Lisa Perotti-Brown MW finding also "star anise, chocolate box, and an exotic waft of sandalwood." The eloquent notes sum up the wonderful perfume of the best 2021s and this undoubtedly one of, if not the best of them.
Vintage years often seem to fall into seemingly meaningful but random number patterns (for example, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015, all declared as great years). We wouldn't be at all surprised if 2021 turns out to be like 2001, another difficult growing season, which on release was thought to be a 'good' vintage, but was over-shadowed by the greatness of 2000. With bottle age, many of those 2001s have proved delightful, some of them more so than the 2000s. 2021 Cheval Blanc may well perform the same trick, a decade from now.
The success of the grand vin in 2021 is in part due to very stringent selection, hence production is down by 35%, consequently availability will be very limited this year. Please enquire if you would like an allocation.
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Offered en primeur, landing spring 2024.
|RED||2021||Château Cheval Blanc||75cl||£395 per bottle||Château Cheval Blanc
2021 / / 75cl
£395 per bottle