Product DetailsAlready polished and complex for a young vintage, the 2012 reveals an impressive range of enticing aromas and flavours – from red and black fruit, to florals and fresh minerality. From the exquisite terroir of Saint-Émilion, the Premier Grand Cru Classé A maison Château Cheval Blanc crafts Bordeaux reds that are among the most desirable in the world.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 14-16°C
- When to drink - Drink now through 2040+
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place away from vibrations
- Closure - Cork
- Health warning - Contains sulphites
- Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Blend and Origin
2012 Château Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emiliion
While overall 2012 was dry and warm in Saint-Émilion, a very wet spring and early summer meant shoot development and flowering in the vineyards was uneven. Fortunately, a dry end to the season helped the grapes to ripen fully – though the harvest was slightly later than usual. This vintage was aged in new oak barrels for 18 months, yet it reveals no hints of oak. Blend: 53% merlot, 45% cabernet franc and 2% cabernet sauvignon.
This product can only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age.
Perfect for a variety of traditional dishes
Try a warming slow-roasted shoulder of lamb with this vintage – any dish featuring red meat or game is a match that will delight.
An assortment of nutty, aged hard cheeses will be a lovely match.