2001 Château Cheval-Blanc St.-Emilion
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"I was surprised by how soft, opulent, even voluptuous the 2001 Cheval Blanc performed out of bottle as this estate’s wines tend to shut down when young. Its deep ruby/purple color was accompanied by sweet aromas of cranberries, black currants, menthol, Asian spices, and underbrush. This seductive blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Franc reveals a lush sweetness, medium body, and ripe, well-integrated tannin. A racy effort filled with personality, it should be at its finest between 2007-2018." ...
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 94 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 23 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for France-Bordeaux-Saint-Émilion: 90 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now<br/>
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'ril est bon ;)