This took about 30 minutes to wake up and then it shut down after about 2 hours. Medium intensity with nice complexity. Ripe black fruit and graphite. Structure was beginning to fade on palate. Full body and fine balance. Medium finish. #saintemilion #merlot #cabernetfranc #chateaumontlabert #rightbank #bordeaux #ctbucklinwine — 2 years ago
One of the most prized Right Bank Bordeaux from the legendary Cheval Blanc, these were in great shape and strutting their stuff, both plenty open but indicating to me decades of life ahead of them.
The 2000 was especially complex, showing more range in complexity with a little more length and density. The 2005 was concentrated and pure, brimming with black and red fruit, licorice and a trace of rock and mineral buried under the fat of a generous weather vintage.
#chevalblanc #saintemilion #cabernetfranc #merlot — 3 years ago