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Chateau Cheval Blanc 2000

Auction:
2523B
Lot:
549
Sold for:
$10,328$8,500

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2523B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 02, 2010 4:00PM

Description:

Chateau Cheval Blanc 2000
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe
"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. " R. Parker, 99 pts. 06/10
12 bottles (owc)
Estimate $8,500-11,000

Keywords

Chateau Cheval Blanc, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, French wines, Merlot, Provence wine, Tannin

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