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Ch Cheval Blanc 2016 | £3,200 per 6 IB | “It is an absolutely stunning wine in every way” 96-99 points, Antonio Galloni

June 2nd 2017

Cheval-for-blog

This thoroughbred of St Emilion, Ch Cheval Blanc, was released this morning at £3,200 per 6 In Bond. Cheval Blanc has made two excellent wines this year, as 2016 saw the return of their second wine, Le Petit Cheval. The Grand Vin blew us away when we tasted it in the newly renovated tasting room. The Cabernet Franc component provides a wonderful line of distinction and the Merlot adds a delicious degree of sweetness and volume. The tightly knit tannins provide greater depth and persistence on the finish.

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Ch Cos d’Estournel 2ème Cru St Estèphe 2016 | £1,400 IB

April 24th 2017

Cos

Early this Monday morning second growth château Cos d’Estournel has taken the initiative releasing their 2016 early at the same ‘prix de sortie’ as the 2015. It is an exceptional wine, and this is an incredibly exciting start to the en primeur campaign. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc and aged in 60% new oak. 45% of the production made it into the Grand Vin this year. The 2016 is a very pure and elegant Cos, with beautifully fine grained tannins that are hidden by a sea of fresh, bright red and black berry fruits…

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