The 2000 Cheval Blanc St Emilion 750 ml is from the St Emilion region of Bordeaux.
wa99Wine Advocate 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. - WA, RP (6/2010)
The 2 Cheval Blanc was pure seduction. Espresso, plums and graphite were some of the many notes that emerged from this warm, expressive Cheval Blanc. Immensely harmonious and balanced, the 2 was firing on all cylinders. Although I am quite sure the 2 will continue to evolve positively, I also can't blame those who want to enjoy it today. Everything was simply in the right place.- Antonio Galloni (2/212)