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2010 CHEVAL BLANC

St Emilion 1er Grand Cru Classé

Reference: 10792
Year: 2010
Volume: 0.750l
Bottling: Mc
Level: Neck
Label: GL
Color: Red
Parker Rating: 100 Parker Points
€ 755.00
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€ 913.55
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Parker Rating: 100 Parker Points, by on 02/2013

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 M. Parker, Jr., Robert Parker Wine Advocate)


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  • GLGood labels
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  • SbsSlightly bin soiled

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Robert M. Parker Jr. is a leading U.S. wine critic with an international influence. His wine ratings on a 100-point scale: Parker Points ©.

  • 96-100An extraordinary wine of profound and complex character displaying all the attributes expected of a classic wine of its variety. Wines of this caliber are worth a special effort to find, purchase, and consume
  • 90-95An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines.
  • 80-89A barely above average to very good wine displaying various degrees of finesse and flavor as well as character with no noticeable flaws.
  • 70-79An average wine with little distinction except that it is a soundly made. In essence, a straightforward, innocuous wine.
  • 60-69A below average wine containing noticeable deficiencies, such as excessive acidity and/or tannin, an absence of flavor, or possibly dirty aromas or flavors.
  • 50-59A wine deemed to be unacceptable.

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  • OcOriginal Case
  • OwcOriginal Wooden Case

The number after Oc or OWC refers to the number of bottles.