Chateau Cheval Blanc 2010

Wow'ed by Cheval Blanc 2010, Parker had high praise for the Chateau saying that the vintage "is one of the most impressive two-year-old Cheval Blancs [he has] tasted in 34 years in this profession." After barrel tasting in 2011, Parker awarded the wine a 96-98+. A blend of 54% Cabernet Franc and 46% Merlot, Parker lauds the wine's "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." This wine has incredible aging potential
Parker : 100 / 100
Wine Spectator : 98 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Cheval Blanc is fairly shut down at this stage, offering up subtle glimpses of an incredibly complex array of aromas including smoked meats, yeast extract, cigar box and new leather with dried mulberries and crème de cassis at the core plus a waft of potpourri. Full-bodied, big, opulent and built like a brick house, it has super firm tannins and great freshness, packed solid with muscular fruit, finishing very long. Tightly wound and oh-so-youthful, yet perfectly formed and poised to be a blockbuster, readers should give this incredible vintage about decade in the cellar before broaching.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Vineyard
Libournais

Alcohol
14

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Conventional farming

J. Robinson
18+

J. Suckling
100

R. Gabriel
19

Wine Spectator
98

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Cabernet Franc/Merlot

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Cheval Blanc

Classification
1er grand cru classé "A"

Parker
100

Allergens
Contains sulfites