(From 2007 Vintage) Color dark red, purple and good intensity. Great fresh nose, floral and subtle pure, which grows very fruity agitation. Upon entry into the mouth, the wine shows its density. It gently and firmly settled on the tongue and grows very, very fruity, aromatic, oily, fine and subtle, with a medium to full mouth. It continues to melt in the mouth in the second half, and this final royal tannicity. It's very, very good and especially totally incrachable.
WA100 Drink 2010-2040 Coming out of a relatively dormant state, this 2000 is a spectacular Cheval Blanc. Of recent vintages, I think only the 2009 can give it a run for its money. A blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Franc, the wine has a sweet nose of menthol, melted licorice, boysenberry, blueberry, and cassis. A broad wine with compelling purity, a layered texture, and sweet tannin, with hints of coffee and earth in the background, this is by far the best Cheval Blanc since 1990 and before 2009. It is a legend in the making and can actually be drunk now, as the tannins have nearly melted away. This is a beauty with incredibly complex aromatics. Drink it over the next 25-30 years.
Wine SpectatorRating: 78/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/03