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    Chateau Cheval Blanc 2010
    St. Emilion
    2owc
    Bottle (12)


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


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