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2010 Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WE100
  • WA100
  • JR100
  • JS100
  • AL98
  • JL98
  • WS98
  • ST95

Reviews

WE100
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
This is the finest Cheval Blanc for many years. It is, quite simply, magnificent. The wine shows the greatness of Cabernet Franc in the vintage, with 57% of the variety in the blend. It is beautifully structured and... This is the finest Cheval Blanc for many years. It is, quite simply, magnificent. The wine shows the greatness of Cabernet Franc in the vintage, with 57% of the variety in the blend. It is beautifully structured and perfumed, with velvety tannins, balanced acidity and swathes of black-currant and black-cherry fruits. It’s well on course to becoming a legendary wine.
WA100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 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... 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
JR100
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
Rich and round but scented too. Very sweet and lively and flattering. Dense with massive appeal. Glorious stuff! Very long and impossible to spit out. Layers of toast and rich black fruits. Not at all stereotype modern... Rich and round but scented too. Very sweet and lively and flattering. Dense with massive appeal. Glorious stuff! Very long and impossible to spit out. Layers of toast and rich black fruits. Not at all stereotype modern. So long! 20/20
JS100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
The aromas here are 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... The aromas here are 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.
AL98
Alex Lallos - JJ Buckley, January 2013
56% cabernet franc 44% merlot. 100% new oak. This big ripe Cheval displays intense aromas of camphor cassis raspberry and leather framed by notes of earth. Very powerful on the palate flavors of chocolate and coffee... 56% cabernet franc 44% merlot. 100% new oak. This big ripe Cheval displays intense aromas of camphor cassis raspberry and leather framed by notes of earth. Very powerful on the palate flavors of chocolate and coffee emerge along with beautiful minerality and superb persistence. The finish is bright and fresh with subtle but well-integrated tannins. This is truly a wine of power and elegance.
JL98
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
Produced from a higher percentage of Cabernet Franc than usual 56% Cabernet Franc with the remaining 34% percent relegated to Merlot; that assemblage is similar to what is planted in the vineyards today. The wine reached... Produced from a higher percentage of Cabernet Franc than usual 56% Cabernet Franc with the remaining 34% percent relegated to Merlot; that assemblage is similar to what is planted in the vineyards today. The wine reached 14.5% alcohol with a 3.75 pH allowing for a rich ripe wine that is also alcoholic and fresh. Placing your nose into this wine reminds you of walking into a flower shop. The aromatics are further complicated with scents of stone oak truffle caramel and black cherry. Pairing delicacy with power this is an elegant deep wine of finesse purity and refinement. Part of the reason for the wines success is the long and exacting time spent harvesting the fruit. The estate took three weeks to conclude picking. Previously they finished the harvest in two weeks.
WS98
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
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... 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. – JM
ST95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
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... 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. 95+