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Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux, France 2000

Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classe, Bordeaux, France 2000

REVIEWS:
5

5 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Chateau Cheval Blanc

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
99/100

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Product Information

COUNTRY:

France

GRAPE:

Cabernet Franc, Merlot

REGION:

Bordeaux, Saint Emilion

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2009 - 2050

VINTAGE:

2000

ABV:

13.0%

SKU: 100193 Category: Tags: , , , ,

Description

Château Cheval Blanc 2000 comes from a great Bordeaux vintage in which the fine red wines of Saint-Émilions were deeply concentrated, with power and fine tannic structure for considerable ageing.

Cheval Blanc is one of Bordeaux’s most desirable wines, with a rich and illustrious history protected and currently being built upon by Pierre Lurton, one of Bordeaux’s most talented winemakers. Under the current owners and rigorous stewardship of Lurton, Cheval’s 30+ year old vines are treated naturally, including no herbicides and natural fertiliser. Green harvesting and rigorous selection ensure that only the finest fruit reaches the cellar where the produce from each vineyard plot is vinified separately to preserve the character of each terroir.

Such attention to detail means that this luxury label doesn’t come cheap, but with Cheval you are not paying for a label but the quality behind it.

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CRITIC SCORE:
99/100

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.

99/100 - Robert Parker Jr