Cheval Blanc, (St.-Emilion), 2000

“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.”

-The Wine Advocate (99 points)

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: B0249
Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Cheval Blanc
Item(s) Bottle
$1,295.00
Quantity
Case
$15,540.00
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: B0249
Varietal: Bordeaux Red
Type: Red
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Winery: Cheval Blanc

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“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.”

-The Wine Advocate (99 points)