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2010 Chateau Cheval Blanc

"Elsewhere up to $3,187. 12 bottles only"

2010 Chateau Cheval Blanc

"Elsewhere up to $3,187. 12 bottles only"

$2,499.00

per bottle

Elsewhere $3,187.00
  • Bottle
  • Case (6)
Robert Parker Wine Advocate 100/100 Wine enthusiast 100/100 Wine Spectator 98/100 Decanter 5-stars
44% Off

2010 Chateau Cheval Blanc

"Elsewhere up to $3,187. 12 bottles only"

Robert Parker Wine Advocate 100/100 Wine enthusiast 100/100 Wine Spectator 98/100 Decanter 5-stars

Description

"Château Cheval Blanc, a 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) is unquestionably the leading estate in St. Emilion. It is located in the north-west of the St. Emilion appellation, bordering Pomerol. Cheval Blanc's vineyards (Merlot 39%, Cabernet Franc 57%, Malbec 3%, Cabernet Sauvignon 1%) enjoy a variety of soils: gravel, clay and sand, all underpinned by an impermeable sedimentary rock (`crasse de fer'). Fermentation and maceration last 4 weeks in stainless steel vats, followed by 18 months' maturation in new oak barrels. Cheval Blanc produces the most famous Cabernet Franc-based wine in the world and present régisseur Pierre Lurton is amongst the most talented winemakers working in Bordeaux today.""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 estate's administrator, Pierre Lurton, who said it tasted like "liquid cashmere," a perfect expression, despite the wine's structure and intensity. This is another 50-year wine from this amazingly structured, rich vintage."" Robert Parker""The 2010 Ch Cheval Blanc is a sublime wine. Fresh, floral, perfumed. More elegant and sensual than the '09. Pure, sumptuous fruit. Refined texture and tannins. Lovely acidity for balance. Seamless.""James Lawther MW, Decanter"

RegionBordeaux

VarietalMerlot Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon

Size750ml

Vintage2010

CountryFrance