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2023 Chateau Cheval Blanc

Today sees a huge new release from Bordeaux, one of the most famous wines in the world, Chateau Cheval Blanc’s 2023 vintage. A St Emilion superstar routinely producing some of Bordeaux’s best wines, Cheval Blanc is always tremendously exciting and, thanks to potential high scores of up to 100 points, this 2023 will be no exception. With supply tight on the Bordeaux market already, we’re likely to see demand outstrip supply on this one. 
Famed for its elegance, complexity, and longevity, Cheval Blanc is one of the most sought-after and desirable wines on the market. In the great vintages, it sits at the very top of the qualitative tree alongside the Left Bank First Growths and the titans of Pomerol.
The 2023 is a stunning example of Cheval Blanc. William Kelley leads the scoring with 98-100 points for One of the most profound wines of the vintage… a striking wine that stands out for its strong sense of identity and seamless integration at such an early stage in its life.” Just behind is James Suckling on 98-99 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown on 97-99 and Neal Martin on 96-98 points. It’s clearly a great Cheval in the making.
Aromatic, layered, classy and complex; Cheval Blanc is the epitome of refined elegance and a must for any complete cellar. This 2023 is no exception, do take a look and let us know at your earliest if you would like a case or two secured.
Offered subject to final confirmation. Available in 2026
2023 Chateau Cheval Blanc
£2,340 per case (6*75cl) in bond 
£2,345 per case mags (3*150cl) in bond
SGD $4,120 (SGD $4,490.80 inc GST) per case (6*75cl OWC)
SGD $4,130 ($4,501.70 inc GST) per case mags (3*150cl OWC) 
98-100 points William Kelley
One of the most profound wines of the vintage is the 2023 Cheval Blanc, a striking wine that stands out for its strong sense of identity and seamless integration at such an early stage in its life. Wafting from the glass with notes of mulberries, lilac, dark fruits, iris root and violets, it’s medium to full-bodied, supple and seamless, with a gourmand core of cool, vibrant fruit that entirely conceals its sweet structuring tannins, concluding with a long, perfumed finish. It’s a blend of 52% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Franc and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, drawing on fully 46 of the blocks that make up Cheval Blanc, and it attained 13.8% alcohol. (2024)
97-99 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown
The 2023 Cheval Blanc, accounting for 75% of this year’s crop, is deep garnet-purple in color. After a little swirling, the nose erupts with an atomic perfume of Morello cherries, wild blueberries, black raspberries, and ripe plums leading to a fragrant undercurrent of rosebud tea, menthol, star anise, and cinnamon stick. The medium-bodied palate is fantastically fresh and graceful, delivering super-fine-grained tannins and just enough tension to support the red, black, and blue fruit layers, finishing on a lingering mineral note. This is magnificent. The blend is 52% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, with pH 3.80. (2024)
98-99 points James Suckling
This is so cabernet, with blackcurrants, blackberries, crushed stone, graphite and lead pencil. Full-bodied with tight, chewy tannins that remain fine yet energetic. Winemaker Pierre-Olivier Clouet says this wine is a benchmark for Cheval Blanc. Reminds me of the great 1983. 13.8% alcohol. 52% merlot, 46% cabernet franc and 2% cabernet sauvignon. (2024)
96-98 points Neal Martin 
The 2023 Cheval Blanc is uncharacteristically backward on first meeting, and it takes time to really fire up its engines. Quite strict and focused (surprisingly so), the bouquet reveals black fruit, a touch of bilberry, with just a whiff of iris flower. The palate has wonderful symmetry, outstanding mineralité and ample tension. It’s extremely pure, with less weight than the 2022 but perhaps a touch more nerve. Modestly grippy on the finish, this “serious” Cheval Blanc will deserve several years in bottle. It’s cerebral…and I like that. The 2023 is very different from the 2022—a beautiful minor chord. (2024) Drink 2030-2060



Terms & Conditions of 2023 En Primeur Purchase in Singapore
* All items offered under bond, ex-Singapore (inclusive of freight from Bordeaux)
* Government duties are not inclusive & will apply at the time of physical availability.
* 2% discount will be given for Cheque/TT/PayNow payments.
* Purchases are to be transacted in case multiples as offered, change of bottle formats subject to extra charges.
* Payment is immediate upon confirmation of order/s. Order/s confirmed are non-refundable &/or exchangeable.
* 2% administrative charge [subject to prevailing GST] will be levied for amendment(s) [Duty paid to Bond or vice versa] on confirmed orders. Alterations are not allowed for confirmed order(s) after two years from the date of invoice.
* ETA 2026
* All wines offered subject to remaining unsold

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