CHEVAL BLANC 2000This was a warm, very dry year that enabled the grapes to ripen beautifully. The wine is concentrated, powerful, and very intense.
The colour is quite deep.
The rich, complex nose features wonderful aromas of spice and fresh fruit: raspberry, strawberry, blackberry, etc. The bouquet opens up further to reveal roasted overtones and hints of vanilla, coconut, bay leaf, and leather. Truffle and tobacco nuances denote tertiary development.
The wine starts out straightforward and fresh on the palate with fruity and liquorice flavours. The middle palate is powerful and tight. The silky tannin melts languorously on the palate, leading into a long, intense aftertaste.
Unusually, this vintage of Cheval Blanc highlights power and intensity. It is a very great wine with tremendous ageing potential that will go down in history as one of the château's finest.