Cheval Blanc 2020

Release in Winter 2023
Case of 3 bottles (750)
$1680$560/bottle
The beginning of the year 2020 was marked by dry conditions, encouraging the vines to bud prematurely. The month of March began with an important rainfall before experiencing a period of great balminess, inciting a quick start to the vegetation. The heavy pressure from mildew at the beginning of the crop cycle was progressively counteracted by the hot and dry weather conditions. If the months of April, May and June were mild and rainy, the summer conditions were extremely dry with very high temperatures, causing a significant water stress. A rainy spell during the week of 15 August was beneficial for the vines. 2020 remains one of the warmest years recorded since 1994. The harvest was homogenous and of a high quality.

Winemaker Notes

Pierre Lurton

Chateau Cheval Blanc

by Pierre Lurton
As a wine future, Chateau Cheval Blanc 2020 perfectly reflects these extreme weather conditions through an intense and mature nose as well as a powerful and dense tannic structure. This great wine unlocks a rich aromatic palette which mixes with a delicate freshness and fragrances of black fruit, garrigue and pepper. Opulent and warm, the attack gives way to a powerful palate from which the fine and structured tannins provide an exceptional length and richness. Long-lasting, the mouth tightens towards a lingering and delicate finish.

ATTRIBUTES

Bordeaux Primeurs 2020

merlot taste

body

acidity

fruitiness

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