Robert Parker 95: The 2006 Château Cheval Blanc acquitted itself very well. Showing a promisingly youthful dark plum/ruby color, plenty of licorice, black raspberry and black currant fruit as well as hints of smoke and forest floor, it is medium to full-bodied, rich and, to me, representative of a sleeper of the vintage. Drink it over the next 20 to 25 years.Neil Martin 97:The 2006 Château Cheval Blanc is a blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Franc. It has the most floral bouquet of the four Serié A Grand Cru Classé: an explosion of crushed violets and potpourri, hints of leather and cigar box, the Cabernet Franc clearly lending this complexity and character. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. It feels wonderfully structured and comes with an insistent grip that coats the mouth.This is backward and almost surly, but you have to stand back and admire the precision and arching structure on the mineral-rich finish. Top-dog Saint Émilion? That's for sure.