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Chateau Cheval Blanc 2000

Auction:
2503
Lot:
223
Sold for:
$7,290$6,000

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Auction:
Fine Wines - 2503
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 13, 2010 6:00PM

Description:

Chateau Cheval Blanc 2000
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe
"This closed, backward blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Franc boasts a saturated purple color along with a reticent but striking bouquet of blackberries, blueberries, truffles, and mocha. In spite of its tightness, aeration reveals scents of licorice, menthol, and saddle leather. Opulent and full-bodied, with low acidity, sweet tannin, and a 60-second finish, it is unquestionably as profound as the 1990 and 1982. I still believe the 2000 has the potential to be the most compelling Cheval Blanc since the mythical 1947 and 1949, but patience is required. It should merit a three digit score in 7-10 years, but it is closed at present. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030+.

Note: The score for this wine was 98 in The Wine Advocate but it is changed to 100 per Mr. Parker as of August, 2006." R. Parker, 100 pts. 04/03
10 bottles
Estimate $6,500-9,000

Keywords

Chateau Cheval Blanc, Parker, The Wine Advocate, Cabernet Franc, French wines, Merlot

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