Château Cheval Blanc 2010, St-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé - A (12)

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Lot 67
Château Cheval Blanc 2010, St-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé - A (12)

Sold for US$ 9,600 inc. premium

Fine and Rare Wines

24 Mar 2017, 10:00 PDT

San Francisco

Château Cheval Blanc 2010
St-Émilion 1er Grand Cru Classé - A

(1 scuffed capsule)
2 owc
1 dozen bottles

"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." (100pts Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013)
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