Magnum Cheval Noir 2012
Ref : 468294
i.e. 19.70 € / liter
- Keeping level A déguster jusqu'en 2021
- Service temperature 18°
Our food and wine pairings
- Red meats
- Strong cheese
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its dark garnet color introduces a fresh nose of red fruits, black cherries, and bigarreaux. The palate is balanced, bold, fine, full-bodied and characterized. Its coated tannins tend to spread.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
The name « Black horse » come from an old legend that this fine, elegant creature would harvest the vineyard itself.
Domain and appellation
Cheval NoirAcquired by the Mähler-Besse family in 1937, the Château Cheval Noir comes complement the family’s other prestigious domains in Haut-Médoc, Saint-Emilion, and Saint-Estèphe.
- Terroir: Located on a UNESCO World Heritage site, the domain also benefits from a microclimate that is conducive to the production of its flagship grape variety, the merlot.
- Viticulture: Much care is given to the viticulture with green harvests during the summer in order to only obtain grapes that are perfectly ripened.
- Vinification: The winemaking process is traditional with a selective cut occurring on vibrating tables, a fermentation in stainless steel tank, and an ageing process in oak barrels.
Grapes Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
- Merlot : 60%
- Cabernet Sauvignon : 20%
- Cabernet Franc : 20%