2007 Cheval Blanc, St-Emilion (Pre-Arrival)
88-91 points Robert Parker. 89-93 points Wine Spectator: "Has gorgeous aromas already, with plum, sweet tobacco, violet and a little coffee. Medium-bodied, with ultrafine tannins and a long finish. This is 30 percent of the harvest. 60 percent Cabernet Franc and 40 percent Merlot." (Web 08) 89-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Good ruby-red. Pure nose offers blackberry, violet, licorice and bitter chocolate. Supple and sweet, with nicely integrated acidity that's in harmony with the wine's silky texture. Just a tad peppery; I looked for a bit more thrust. Best today on the finish, where the suave fruit shows a lovely restrained sweetness and spreads out to saturate the palate. This is around 13.5% alcohol, with a bit of saignee done for the merlot." (May/June 08) K&L's notes - Tasted at the property. 55% cab franc and 45% merlot. Only 38 hectoliters per hectare. Very spicy nose and flavor. Ripe up front and smooth mid-palate. Medium weight wine that tastes very good now. Red fruits—pure and in balance. Very nice. Please note - 2007 Bordeaux futures are not in stock, but will arrive between Jan 2010 and Dec 2010. We will contact you for shipping instructions.