ITEM 20595

2000 Chateau Cheval Blanc St. Emilion

$1,749.98

In stock

1

Wine Rating:

99WA 98V

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2000

Country/State

france

Wine Region

bord-saint emilion

Variety

bordeaux blend

Wine Producer

cheval winery

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 99 points

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.

Review Date: 6/1/10

Vinous: 98 points

The 2000 Cheval Blanc was pure seduction. Espresso, plums and graphite were some of the many notes that emerged from this warm, expressive Cheval Blanc. Immensely harmonious and balanced, the 2000 was firing on all cylinders. Although I am quite sure the 2000 will continue to evolve positively, I also can't blame those who want to enjoy it today. Everything was simply in the right place.

Review Date: 2/1/12