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2005 Château Cheval Blanc, St Emilion

2005 Château Cheval Blanc, St Emilion

Ref: BORD0591
Red  |  Still  |  14% ABV

The 39 hectares of the Cheval Blanc we known today were assembled in the early 19th century by Jean-Jacques Ducasse, President of the Libourne Trade Tribunal, who bought the lion's share then added bits and pieces bought from neighbours, including Château Figeac. It was later that century that the vineyard was planted with the sui generis 50:50 mix of Merlot and Cabernet France vines. So obsessed with quality was Cheval Blanc's owner that by the end of the 19th century the wine had not only been awarded medals in London and Paris, but was also priced on a par with the first growths of the Left Bank. Renovation and development was continued through the turn of the century and in the first classification of St Emilion in 1954, Cheval Blanc was ranked at the very top: Premier Grand Cru Classé "A". In 1998 the property was sold to Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frère and subsequently a large, modernist cellar has been built next to the chateau.

Case of 6 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £4,483.22
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Wine Details
Wine Details
AppellationAppellation: St Emilion
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Bordeaux
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 14%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2023-2050
MaturityMaturity: Not Yet Ready
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

"The 2005 Cheval Blanc has a very intense bouquet, conveying so much energy that it almost knocks you sideways. That strong marine influence remains, the aromatics have opened up since I last tasted it. The palate is medium-bodied with firm backbone, yet more pliant than previous bottles, offering dense black fruit laced with mint and quite a potent saline note that drives the finish. This is surprisingly peppery on the aftertaste that is incredibly long. Awesome, but it needs more time." Neal Martin

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained


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Most red wines are dry and therefore are indicated with a 1. The sweetness becomes more relevant with white wines, sparkling wines and pudding/dessert wines such as Sauternes and Tokaji.


Location Explained
Location Explained


AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information


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