2015 Cheval Blanc: Multiple 100 point wine
Cheval Blanc is a renowned Bordeaux wine estate located in Saint-Émilion, known for producing exceptional and highly sought-after wines, particularly acclaimed for its unique blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc grapes.
The estate is at the forefront of sustainability, publishing an 82-page manifesto in 2021 which is now a bible for biodynamic wine growers across the world. Cheval Blanc has been awarded the prestigious Green Emblem by Robert Parker for its creation of agroecology, which is gaining attention from environmentally conscious consumers and investors alike.
The ownership of Cheval Blanc by LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) provides the prestigious winery with unparalleled resources and global reach, facilitating the continuous pursuit of excellence in winemaking, innovation, and market presence.
Having received multiple 100 point scores and recognised as one of the best right bank vintages of all time, the 2015 Cheval Blanc has strong investment fundamentals.
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Looking at other Cheval Blanc vintages which have attained 100 point scores, we can see that the 2015 vintage is well positioned to increase in value over time. Please note the above comparison does not include returns which would be generated by market growth and inflation.
The 2015 vintage is currently trading at 14% below its previous all time-highs, making this an attractive entry point for investment.
The Investment Case
- Strong investment fundamentals: Strong brand (affiliated with LVMH), high critic scores (multiple 100 points), outstanding vintage, low production (circa 6,000 cases per vintage)
- Strong price performance of comparable vintages
- Attractive entry point at a 14% discount to previous high price
100 Points – Lisa Perrotti-Brown
“All the plots but two made it into Cheval Blanc 2015. Those two were sold in bulk and no Petit Cheval was made in that year. With 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet colored 2015 Cheval Blanc prances out with a gorgeous perfume of roses, spearmint, and black tea, before giving way to a core of chocolate-covered cherries, redcurrant preserves, and juicy plums, plus a waft of iron ore. Full-bodied, the palate is dense and muscular, featuring a fine frame of grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with loads of floral and mineral fireworks. Stunning!”
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, TheWineIndependent.com, November 2022