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2010 Chateau Cheval Blanc 750ML

2010 Chateau Cheval Blanc 750ML

Robert Parker Score: 100
Score: -

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
District: Saint Emilion
Type: Still Wine
Color: Red
Varietal: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 2010

Size: 750ML
Available: 5
Brand: See more from Chateau Cheval Blanc
Sku: 139404
Price: $1,899.99


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Parker Review:
The 2010 is one of the most impressive two-year-old Cheval Blancs I have tasted in 34 years in this profession. The final blend of 54% Cabernet Franc and 46% Merlot has the tell-tale berry/floral nose with subtle hints of menthol, blueberry, raspberry and flowers in addition to some forest floor and a delicate touch of lead pencil shavings. The wine exhibits more structure and density than it did from barrel, and it was already remarkable then. The foresty/floral notes seem to linger and linger in this surprisingly full-bodied, powerful Cheval Blanc, yet it possesses a very healthy pH that should ensure enormous longevity. Dense purple in color, and a bigger, richer wine than usual, this is one Cheval Blanc that will probably need a decade of cellaring. I like the description from the estates administrator, Pierre Lurton, who said it tasted like liquid cashmere, a perfect expression, despite the wines structure and intensity. This is another 50-year wine from this amazingly structured, rich vintage.
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