2002 Château Cheval-Blanc St.-Emilion
|Vineyard:||Château Cheval Blanc|
Smoky, earthy, sweet red and black currant, fig, and menthol notes jump from the glass of this dark ruby/plum-hued, medium-weight Cheval Blanc. Possessing sweet tannin, medium body, and undeniable elegance as well as nobility, this beautifully made effort appears slightly superior (at least to my taste) to the more hyped 2003. Interestingly, yields were 27 hectoliters per hectare in 2002, and 30-31 hectoliters per hectare in 2003. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2018.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 91.7 pts. and median of 94 pts. in 10 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for France-Bordeaux-Saint-Émilion: 87 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now<br/>