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Château Cheval Blanc 2021 released En Primeur

  • Château Cheval Blanc has been released for £4,740 per 12×75 SEP.
  • ‘A cerebral Cheval Blanc,’ said Neal Martin who rated it 95-97 points.
  • The price compares favourably with the current Market prices of the 2018, 2019 and 2020.

As part of this year’s Bordeaux En Primeur campaign, Château Cheval Blanc 2021 has been released at €390 per bottle ex-négociant, up 2.6% on the 2020’s opening price. It is being offered by the international trade for £4,740 per 12×75. The new release is less than the current market prices of the 2018-2020 vintages. See more Fair Value analysis below.

Critics’ scores

The wine has been strongly scored by most of the leading critics. Both Neal Martin and Antonio Galloni at Vinous rated the wine 95-97 points. Martin said it was ‘uncompromising’ and ‘cerebral’. He added that while it was ‘not as flattering as the 2020’ it was still one of the leading wines of the Right Bank in this vintage.

The Wine Advocate’s William Kelley scored it 95-97 points and said it was a ‘terrific achievement’, ‘built for the long haul’.

Jane Anson rated the wine 96-points and Lisa-Perrotti-Brown MW (The Wine Independent) 95-97 points

Fair Value analysis

The new release costs less than its immediate predecessors, the 2020, 2019 and 2018 vintages.

Buyers looking at back vintages will also find value in the 95-point 2014 and 94-point 2011, which are both available for less than today’s release.

Other releases

Cheval Blanc’s second label, Le Petit Cheval, was also released today for €132 per bottle. Martin rated it 90-92 points saying he could ‘see it ageing well in bottle while waiting for the Grand Vin to reach its drinking plateau’.


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