2002 Cheval Blanc

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-EMILION
  • 90 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 47387-2002-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    ($200-$235) Deep ruby-red. Currant, blackberry, mocha, violet, sandalwood and tobacco leaf on the perfumed nose. Silky and nicely concentrated, with strong minerality and lively acidity framing the flavors. Not a hugely ripe or opulent Cheval, but understated and classy. Finishes with rather suave tannins and a whiplash of flavor.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2005
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Fantastic aromas of black licorice and sweet tobacco change to raspberries and follow through to a full-bodied palate, with lovely silky tannins and a long, caressing finish. Multilayered. A beauty.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    Smoky, earthy, sweet red and black currant, fig, and menthol notes jump from the glass of this dark ruby/plum-hued, medium-weight Cheval Blanc. Possessing sweet tannin, medium body, and undeniable elegance as well as nobility, this beautifully made effort appears slightly superior (at least to my taste) to the more hyped 2003. Interestingly, yields were 27 hectoliters per hectare in 2002, and 30-31 hectoliters per hectare in 2003.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Solid, savoury, quite demanding quality. Readable and good and long.ÿ
    Author: Jancis Robinson
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  • Chateau Cheval Blanc, a 1er Grand Cru Classe (A), is the most renowned and sought-after producer in the St. Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. The estate's 37 hectares yield primarily Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with small percentages of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard soils consist of sand, clay and gravel; the clay soil lending opulence and the gravel more tannin structure to the wine. Cheval Blanc is characterized by aromatic complexity such as Asian spice and finesse that lasts through the finish. This Cabernet Franc-based blend has the staying power to age at least 10 to 50 years for the best vintages.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 167 bottles owned
    • 34 collectors