Château Cheval Blanc Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru 1998

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Elegant spice and red fruit blend. Flavors are mellow, but still have an herbaceous bite to them and a good backbone of fresh acidity. Read more

Black cherry notes. Deeper in flavor than some of the older vintages I tried this night. Cedar and sandalwood come through as well. Very rich and w... Read more

This blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as classic aromas of menthol plums mulberries and assorte... Read more

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4.50 5
12/18/2009

Elegant spice and red fruit blend. Flavors are mellow, but still have an herbaceous bite to them and a good backbone of fresh acidity.


Snooth User: Philip James
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5.00 5
12/31/2009

Black cherry notes. Deeper in flavor than some of the older vintages I tried this night. Cedar and sandalwood come through as well. Very rich and with good mouthfeel - this wine has a lot of power. Coffee, hazelnut flavors on the finish. Still shy, with rich tannins on the finish. My favorite vintage of the tasting.


External Reviews for Château Cheval Blanc Red Bordeaux Blend St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/30/2014

This blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as classic aromas of menthol plums mulberries and assorted black fruits. The oak texture acidity and tannin are all beautifully integrated. While full-bodied elegant concentrated and impeccably balanced it requires several years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Source: Epic Cellars
04/29/2010

This blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot exhibits a dark ruby/purple color as well as classic aromas of menthol, plums, mulberries, and assorted black fruits. The oak, texture, acidity, and tannin are all beautifully integrated. While full-bodied, elegant, concentrated, and impeccably balanced, it requires several years of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/08/2011

...Nose shows an almost liqueur-like ripeness, along with notes of bitter chocolate and menthol; a great expression of ripe but youthfully unevolved cabernet franc. Extremely dense and pure but still quite tight and showing a minty austerity. Wonderf... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1998 Cheval Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/30/2014

...Nose shows an almost liqueur-like ripeness along with notes of bitter chocolate and menthol; a great expression of ripe but youthfully unevolved cabernet franc. Extremely dense and pure but still quite tight and showing a minty austerity. Wonderful acids give the wine superb clarity of flavor. This will require another decade to unfold. Finishes impressively persistent and juicy. Drink 2010 through 2030. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/30/2014

Subtle complex and refined with aromas of cherry licorice mineral berry and other sweet ripe fruit. Full-bodied and compacted with masses of fine silky tannins. Long long finish. Best after 2010. 8 330 cases made. (JS) Wine Spectator.


Winemaker's Notes:

Petit Cheval is seductive in its youth, being enjoyable from the moment it is bottled, as well as being endowed with a capacity to age.

Petit Cheval is seductive in its youth, being enjoyable from the moment it is bottled, as well as being endowed with a capacity to age.

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