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2010 Château Cheval Blanc

St-Emilion, 1er grand cru classé (A)

Earliest anticipated arrival is Summer 2021 help
 
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PRICE:
$1,175.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
27 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"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's Wine Advocate #205
(WA, 02/01/2013)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2023


"The aroma in this wine is crazy with flowers, mushroom, forest floor, and fruit. It seems like I am walking through a row of the vines in Cheval Blanc when I have my nose in the glass. It's full-bodied, with fabulous layers of ultra-fine tannins and milk chocolate, raspberries, and a phenomenal finish. Truly one of the greatest Chevals ever. Better than 2009. Try in 2020." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/01/2013)

Rating: 100
Drink from: 2020+


"This is stone-cold shut down right now, but why worry? You'll want to wait at least a decade before breaching a bottle as massively endowed as this, with loads of loamy bass notes thumping along underneath a riveting track of licorice snap, pastis-steeped black currant fruit, maduro tobacco and espresso. And then there's an echo of petrichor at the very end that hints at the aromatic fireworks to come with cellaring. Should compete for wine of the vintage. Best from 2020 through 2040." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2013)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2020-2040


"Good bright, deep red. Captivating scents of cassis, violet, minerals, bitter chocolate and wild herbs. Extremely fine-grained but also very dense and chewy for young Cheval Blanc, showing great cabernet franc lift and perfume and a downright velvety texture. This deep, multilayered wine was a bit dominated by its brooding tannins and big structure when first poured, but I found my score going steadily higher as the wine benefited from air. My rating may look too conservative a decade from now--or three or four decades hence." Stephen Tanzer, Vinous.com
(AG, 07/01/2013)

Rating: 95+


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(NM, 04/21/2020)

Rating: 93?



(JR, 04/01/2020)

Rating: 18.5


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