2000 Chateau Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emilion (750ml)

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# FRCHEV00AE
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint-Emilion
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Review Score: 99WA, 96WS
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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$1,299.99
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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 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Jun 2010)

Blackberry, mineral and lightly toasted oak. Subtle and complex. Full-bodied, with wonderfully sweet fruit character and ultrarefined tannins. Goes on and on. Gorgeous and seductive. Best after 2009.

96&nbsp;points, Wine Spectator (Mar 2006)