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The May 2020 Auction: Part 4

Auction # 608 | View Auction Schedule and Details
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Auction Ends: 5/28/2020 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #36. Cheval Blanc 2010

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 100 RP.
"The 2010 is one of the most impressive two-year-old Cheval Blancs I have tasted in 34 years in this profession. The final blend of 54% Cabernet Franc and 46% Merlot has the tell-tale berry/floral nose with subtle hints of menthol, blueberry, raspberry and flowers in addition to some forest floor and a delicate touch of lead pencil shavings. The wine exhibits more structure and density than it did from barrel, and it was already remarkable then. The foresty/floral notes seem to linger and linger in this surprisingly full-bodied, powerful Cheval Blanc, yet it possesses a very healthy pH that should ensure enormous longevity. Dense purple in color, and a bigger, richer wine than usual, this is one Cheval Blanc that will probably need a decade of cellaring. I like the description from the estate’s administrator, Pierre Lurton, who said it tasted like “liquid cashmere,” a perfect expression, despite the wine’s structure and intensity. This is another 50-year wine from this amazingly structured, rich vintage." Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013
Provenance: The Irlandais Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,300

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