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2001 Chateau Cheval Blanc St. Emilion Grand Cru
7 Ratings
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7 Ratings
2001 Chateau Cheval Blanc St. Emilion Grand Cru

Wine Description

"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." ...

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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." ...

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Expert Reviews
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  • International Wine Cellar
    Full medium ruby. Enticing aromas of black raspberry, lead pencil and cocoa powder. Rich, full, sweet and penetrating, with vibrant flavors of purple berries and bitter chocolate. Broad and full, but the wine's harmonious acidity and floral element give it an impression of delicacy. Offers a lovely combination of fat middle and gripping aftertaste. I would expect this wine to continue to put on weight in bottle.
  • CellarTracker Community Tasting Notes
    Community Tasting Notes (average 94 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 23 notes)
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 146 on Apr-03
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Robert Parker