Product DetailsEmblematic of Château Cheval Blanc’s signature style – silky, textured and concentrated – this magnum displays a freshness and purity that hints of remarkable things to come. The 2011 vintage holds a special place in the history of the maison – it was the first wine crafted in the new state-of-the art winemaking facility designed by Christian de Portzamparc.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 14-16°C
- When to drink - Drink now through 2045+
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place away from vibrations
- Closure - Cork
- Health warning - Contains sulphites
- Alcohol by volume - 14.0%
Blend and Origin
2011 Château Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emiliion
Conditions in Bordeaux in 2011 were dry but not excessively so – ideal for the development of concentrated fruits. Warm spring weather led to early flowering, but cool weather in July, periods of rain in August and fine weather in September allowed the grapes to ripen slowly. This blend of 52% cabernet franc, 47% merlot, 1% cabernet sauvignon is a classic and elegant vintage.
This product can only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age.
Classic dishes for a classic vintage
Begin with a mushroom mille-feuilles, as its earthy flavours are a natural match.
Roasted pigeon flavoured with marjoram, beetroot and truffles will pair well, as will a decadent dish of tournedos Rossini – again, featuring truffles.
This vintage is well suited to a variety of desserts made with dark – at least 70% cocoa – chocolate.