Chateau Cheval Blanc 2010
JD
100
Jeb Dunnuck
JS
100
James Suckling
RP
100
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
WE
100
Wine Enthusiast
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Chateau Cheval Blanc 2010

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100 Points - James Suckling

The aromas here are crazy with flowers, mushrooms, 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, milk chocolate, raspberries, and a phenomenal finish. Truly one of the greatest Chevals ever. 

100 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Deep garnet-colored, the 2010 Cheval Blanc is pretty shut down at this stage, offering subtle glimpses of an incredibly complex array of aromas, including smoked meats, yeast extract, cigar box and new leather with dried mulberries and crème de cassis at the core, plus a waft of potpourri. Full-bodied, considerable, opulent and built like a brick house, it has super firm tannins and great freshness, packed solid with muscular fruit, finishing very long. Tightly wound and oh-so-youthful, yet perfectly formed and poised to be a blockbuster, readers should give this incredible vintage about a decade in the cellar before broaching. Drink from 2028-2078.

100 Points - Jeb Dunnuck

Showing even better than a bottle a few years ago, the 2010 Chateau Cheval Blanc is perfection in a glass, and wine doesn't get any better. As with the 2009, it's powerful, concentrated Cheval Blanc, yet it has a slightly dark, cooler profile in its smoky black fruits, graphite, new leather, crushed rocks and cured meat aromas and flavours. Where the 2009 hits the palate with a sunny, sexy style, this stays more inward and masculine. Yet, it still has an incredible sweetness of fruit, flawless integration of its fruit, tannins, and acidity, a great mid-palate, and a finish that goes on for over a minute. It opens up with time in the glass. It offers incredible pleasure today, with an exotic masculine yet sexy style, but feel free to enjoy this legendary wine any time over the coming 3 to 4 decades.

100 Points - Wine Enthusiast  and   *Top 100 Cellar Selection of 2013*

This is the most delicate 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.

98 Points - Wine Spectator

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.

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