Château Cheval Blanc, 2009

Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé (A), Bordeaux, France

Château Cheval Blanc, 2009

Saint-Émilion Premier Grand Cru Classé (A), Bordeaux, France



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6


Grape Varietes: Merlot 58%, Cabernet Franc 42% Wine Style: Right Bank Bordeaux Winemaker: Pierre Lurton and Kees Van Leeuwen Optimum Drinking: 2019-2050 Reviewer Rating: 99 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102187 Alcohol: 14%
Estate Notes

Château Cheval Blanc 2009 was rated 99 points by Robert Parker and was purchased in original wooden cases. It comes from a great Bordeaux vintage and the top dogs of Pomerol and Saint-Émilion were simply breathtaking, and the right bank in general produced many strong, powerful wines with enough fruit to sink a battleship.

Cheval Blanc is one of only two Saint-Émilion châteaux to be classified as 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) –  Saint-Émilion’s highest appellation. It is one of Bordeaux's most desireable wines, with a rich and illustrious history protected and currently being built upon by Pierre Lurton, one of Bordeaux's most talented winemakers. Under the current owners and rigorous stewadrship of Lurton, Cheval's 30+ year old vines are treated naturally, including no herbicides and natural fertiliser. Green harvesting and rigorous selection ensure that only the finest fruit reaches the cellar where the produce from each vineyard plot is vinified separately to preserve the character of each terroir.

Such attention to detail means that this luxury label doesn't come cheap, but with Cheval you are not paying for a label but the quality behind it.


"The wine exhibits sumptuous aromatics of subtle menthol intermixed with caramel, black raspberries, mulberries, kirsch, and cassis. With a stupendous opulence and a fleshy mouthfeel, but no heaviness or fatigue, this dense wine is staggeringly concentrated, very full-bodied, powerful, and silky smooth. Irresistible already, it is almost frightening to think how compelling this beauty should be in a few years." Robert Parker