The 2019 Cheval Blanc is much more understated on the nose compared to its peers. Cedar and graphite merge with black fruit, but it is missing a bit of vigor at present. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, quite structured though a little more austere and drier. Grouchy, which makes me think of Lafleur when it’s young. Very impressive length though. A deceptive wine. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting.
Anticipated maturity: 2027-2055