Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.485 ratings
9.532 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Cathrine Todd

2000 Cheval Blanc with a blend of almost 50:50 Merlot & Cabernet Franc, even though some reports say 53:47 dominate Merlot (not all CB are dominate CF). Tasted with 03, 05, 05 and I had this vintage a few years back, and I must say the tannins have come a long way- lush, almost melts into the wine. Explosion of blueberry and cassis with tarragon, smoked meats, and bark. Even though it is such a pleasure now I have a feeling it has a lot more to give.

2000 Cheval Blanc with a blend of almost 50:50 Merlot & Cabernet Franc, even though some reports say 53:47 dominate Merlot (not all CB are dominate CF). Tasted with 03, 05, 05 and I had this vintage a few years back, and I must say the tannins have come a long way- lush, almost melts into the wine. Explosion of blueberry and cassis with tarragon, smoked meats, and bark. Even though it is such a pleasure now I have a feeling it has a lot more to give.

7 people found it helpfulOct 30th, 2014
Nathaniel DiMaggio

A decent amount of bottle variation on these but mighty tasty. Good fruit/tertiary balance here

A decent amount of bottle variation on these but mighty tasty. Good fruit/tertiary balance here

May 14th, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

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

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

Oct 20th, 2016
Andy Wedge

coffee, cocoa, vanilla, dark cherry, bitter bark, super complex, very fruity and lush, high tannin grip, great acid

coffee, cocoa, vanilla, dark cherry, bitter bark, super complex, very fruity and lush, high tannin grip, great acid

Nov 15th, 2015
Eric Hwang

Of the 21 different vintages of Cheval Blanc we had this evening, the 2000 was my favorite. Not surprising given the 2000 vintage was one of the best in recent history. Rich and elegant fruit with an earthy nose. Tannins smoothing but still firm suggesting that another 10 years wouldn't hurt.

Of the 21 different vintages of Cheval Blanc we had this evening, the 2000 was my favorite. Not surprising given the 2000 vintage was one of the best in recent history. Rich and elegant fruit with an earthy nose. Tannins smoothing but still firm suggesting that another 10 years wouldn't hurt.

Dec 13th, 2013
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.4

Superb concentration. Elegant and rich. Needs many years of age. Superb wine.

Superb concentration. Elegant and rich. Needs many years of age. Superb wine.

Oct 24th, 2013
Dick Schinkel

Corcked😤

Corcked😤

Jan 27th, 2018
John Van Trijp

Corked 😫

Corked 😫

Jan 27th, 2018
Thijs Hendriks

Corked

Corked

Jan 27th, 2018
Joe Lucca

Wow. Amazing nose of lead pencil, licorice, & espresso. Blueberry, cassis, blackberry jam. With time in the decanter this actually gets younger! Starts showing red fruit and some tannic structure. Ethereal is the best descriptor. This still has decades to go!

Wow. Amazing nose of lead pencil, licorice, & espresso. Blueberry, cassis, blackberry jam. With time in the decanter this actually gets younger! Starts showing red fruit and some tannic structure. Ethereal is the best descriptor. This still has decades to go!

Dec 21st, 2017