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Château Cheval Blanc Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 1990
Robert Parker scores this wine 98+ points with the comment: "One of my favorite Cheval Blancs, it remains to be seen if the 1998, 2000, and 2008 will live up to this offering. It is the ripest wine of the aforementioned vintages, with a complex bouquet of tobacco leaf, Christmas fruitcake, sweet black fruits, bordering on fig and plum, but no hint of overripeness, and notions of new saddle leather, mint, and incense. The gorgeously expressive aromatics are followed by a full-bodied wine revealing abundant glycerin as well as elevated alcohol, but it is not hot, and nothing is out of place. Expansive, rich, and revealing the nuances and complexity that come from bottle age, it is at its peak of maturity where it should remain for another 10-15 years."
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Château Cheval Blanc is one of the rare Bordeaux properties to stay in a single family for over 150 years.
Deep ruby colour. The nose exhibits black cherries and herbs. On the palate the structure is nicely balanced with a rich but light mid palate and soft tannins. The wine was a little shy at first, but starts to open up after 15 minutes in the glass. Aromas of cocoa and raspberry come forward and the wine becomes silky... Cheval Blanc starts now to show is true side! The finish last for over 1 minute with plenty of rapsberry flavours. QC
External Reviews for Château Cheval Blanc Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru
Bright red. Very complex deep nose of blackcurrant red cherry coffee tar tobacco leaf and flowers. Then smooth rich and dense with a creamy texture and lively acidity nicely extending the flavors of dark berries plum mocha soy sauce leather and Oriental spices. A ripely tannic wine with a rich exotic mouth feel this comes across as a more opulent style of Cheval Blanc. Finishes extremely long and complex with a smoky chocolatey nuance and a sweet coconut note. This outstanding and complex wine will have you going back to the glass again and again. A warm and dry year the 1990 vintage was slightly hotter than 1989 (some cuvies of merlot clocked in at over 14% alcohol) with 11 days over 350C between July and August. From July to September there was 27% more sunlight than average and it was very dry throughout. It was also a very precocious year with flowering occurring around May 25 veraison (the color change of the berries) on August 12 and harvest between September 11 and 25. (Incidentally the chateau does not have records of the final blends of their vintages prior to the early 1990s. 98 points Stephen Tanzers IWC.
Wine Advocate ReviewIn contrast to the 1989, the 1990 is increasingly sumptuous with each additional tasting. The wine possesses all the hallmarks of a hot, ripe year - low acidity, super-ripe, nearly over-ripe fruit, an opulent, oily texture, great sweetness of fruit, and a long, voluptuously-textured finish. In the most recent tasting, I almost mistook it for Le Pin given its showboat-like nose of coconut, toasty new oak, and gobs of smoky, blackcurranty, and cherry fruit. The wine is full-bodied, rich, and concentrated, with layers of extract, and well-concealed tannin. I am increasingly convinced that this is the most profound Cheval Blanc since the legendary 1982. Because of its fleshy, low-acid character, the wine can be drunk, but it is still youthful, with a deeper purple color than the more mature-looking 1989. It should offer exotic opulence for at least another 15-20 years. A compelling Cheval Blanc!
...Knockout nose combines nearly candied cherry and raspberry fruit, grilled nuts, coffee, tobacco, game, earth and mint. Great silky sweetness in the mouth, thanks to fabulously pure, ripe cabernet franc. Finishes with extraordinary sweetness and gr... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1990 Cheval Blanc 750ml
Bright red. Very complex deep nose of blackcurrant red cherry coffee tar tobacco leaf and flowers. Then smooth rich and dense with a creamy texture and lively acidity nicely extending the flavors of dark berries plum mocha soy sauce leather and Oriental spices. A ripely tannic wine with a rich exotic mouth feel this comes across as a more opulent style of Cheval Blanc. Finishes extremely long and complex with a smoky chocolatey nuance and a sweet coconut note. This outstanding
One of my favorite Cheval Blancs it remains to be seen if the 1998 2000 and 2008 will live up to this offering. It is the ripest wine of the aforementioned vintages with a complex bouquet of tobacco leaf Christmas fruitcake sweet black fruits bordering on fig and plum but no hint of overripeness and notions of new saddle leather mint and incense. The gorgeously expressive aromatics are followed by a full-bodied wine revealing abundant glycerin as well as elevated alcohol but it is no
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