Chateau Cheval Blanc St. Emilion Grand Cru
85 Ratings
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85 Ratings
Chateau Cheval Blanc St. Emilion Grand Cru

Wine Details

Region

France

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1962 Vintage) Petit Cheval is seductive in its youth, being enjoyable from the moment it is bottled, as well as being endowed with a capacity to age.

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    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.

    about 2 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 78/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/03