Chateau Cheval Blanc 2000 is a legendary vintage from the renowned Saint-Emilion appellation in Bordeaux, France. It boasts a deep garnet color that still retains youthful vibrancy. On the nose, it offers an array of complex aromas, including blackberries, blackcurrants, cedar, graphite, and hints of leather and spices. The palate is rich, velvety, and opulent, with layers of ripe fruit, cocoa, tobacco, and earthy notes. The wine exhibits incredible depth and concentration, with firm yet silky tannins that provide structure and longevity. The finish is long and persistent, with a harmonious balance of fruit, acidity, and tannins that linger on the palate, leaving a memorable impression. This vintage of Cheval Blanc 2000 represents the epitome of finesse, elegance, and complexity, making it a true masterpiece and a must-try for any wine connoisseur.
Robert Parker - 99 Points
"Coming out of a relatively dormant state, this 2000 is a spectacular Cheval Blanc. Of recent vintages, I think only the 2009 can give it a run for its money. A blend of 53% Merlot and 47% Cabernet Franc, the wine has a sweet nose of menthol, melted licorice, boysenberry, blueberry, and cassis. A broad wine with compelling purity, a layered texture, and sweet tannin, with hints of coffee and earth in the background, this is by far the best Cheval Blanc since 1990 and before 2009. It is a legend in the making and can actually be drunk now, as the tannins have nearly melted away. This is a beauty with incredibly complex aromatics. Drink it over the next 25-30 years."
Antonio Galloni - 94 Points
"The 2000 Cheval Blanc is a wine that I have encountered more than a dozen times. Now at just over 20 years of age (how time flies - I remember tasting this from barrel), it has a lovely, quite beguiling bouquet of brambly red berries, iron rust, Provençal herbs and clove, powerful and somehow enveloping. The peppery palate is medium-bodied with quite firm, stocky tannins and good backbone, though coming after a vertical of recent vintages, it feels more rustic and feral. As Pierre-Olivier Clouet noted, there are fewer "pixels" in this millennial Cheval Blanc, but you can’t help falling for its charms. Ready to drink now but will age for the next 20–30 years. Tasted at Cheval Blanc."