Red

1998 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 93

  • Jeffrey Silver Likes this wine: (97 points)

    July 17, 2016 - This is a wine for ages. It makes you think if it's the only bottles you had in you Cellar. You would be perfectly fine. Decanted for 3hrs (yes it needs it) and took to a restaurant. The Nose is an amazing sense of black current fruit with nuttiness of Cashews or Almonds. There is also a bit of Licorice in here as well. The nose is so strong. The sommelier at the restaurant said she had never ever experienced anything like it. The Taste is smooth and elegant. This wine is perfectly balanced. The fruits are plum and blackberrys. Also a lovely vanilla taste running in here as well. The finish goes on for a full 60sec. This wine may be Immortal. It is continually putting on weight. I would not be surprised to see it surpass the legendary 1990. There is long life here. My score 97 and getting 3 digits in 7-10yrs more of age. WOW

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  • GNBB wrote: (98 points)

    July 13, 2016 - A truly sensational wine with power, depth, poise and class. Double decanted & left for 3 hours before trying but it still felt incredibly young and with decades ahead of it. At a dinner of superlative wines (including DRC, LaMHB, the 95 Cheval, Lafleur etc), it was up there with the best and possibly WOTN.

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  • hiker_guy Likes this wine:

    July 6, 2016 - Nowhere near peak drinking window yet. Very youthful and showing a surprising amount of fruit. Easily another decade in front of it before peaking.

  • KenK Likes this wine: (96 points)

    July 5, 2016 - Quite similar to a bottle tried a couple o months ago, but this one was not decanted, which would have helped coax more nuance. Great stuff and still so young! Thanks Hezi!!

  • taiwan wrote: (92 points)

    May 20, 2016 - Round and enjoyable, but a bit light on the palate.

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    October 2011 (link)

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Killers, 2/5/2010

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/26/2010 (link)

    (Ch Cheval Blanc St-Émilion) Subscribe to see review text.

The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2008 (link)

    (Ch Cheval Blanc St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/10/2007 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Bipin Cheval Weekend, 12/7/2007

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/13/2007 (link)

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    3/11/2006 (link)

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    1/3/2003 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/19/2007 (link) 96 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Good red color; lovely, rich, elegant plum and white pepper nose; caramel oak, sexy, tangy, espresso, currant, fig and minerals palate; long finish 96+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2005 (link) 19.5+ points

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion) Another dense, deeply coloured wine. A lovely nose here too, refined and precise, with depth and complexity. Notes of pickling spices and densely concentrated fruits, again true first growth quality. This is glorious. Pure, elegant, balanced, precise, complex wine. Beautifully structure, with integrating tannins. This has the complete package of interest and structure, depth and texture. Wonderful, with potential for truly great things. Stunning, and scored rather higher than my tasting last year.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/28/2005 (link) 94 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Vanilla, mocha, caramel nose; tight but tasty, elegant, black fruit, caramel palate; long finish 94+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2004 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion) The leading estate, together with Ausone. Situated on the plateau across the road from Conseillante and Vieux Chateau Certan, so no surprise that this stands apart from other St Emilion estates. There is Cabernet Franc and Merlot in an approximately 60:40 ratio, but also a little Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon here. A moderate density of hue; certainly not the darkest wine (I think that accolade fell to Pavie). The nose is stunning. It has style and elegance in abundance, with an exotic roasted cashew nut and dark fruit character, laid over some new oak. A fabulous palate, surprisingly approachable, but I think this is because it is so elegant and balanced. There are rich, rounded, dark fruits, with mineral notes. Ripe, supple tannins underpin it all. For me, this is undoubtedly the top wine of the tasting. Brilliant.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/5/2004 (link) 96 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Tart cherry, graphite nose with a touch of vanilla and oak; wow! great coffee, cherry, cassis, coffee palate with beautiful fruit, velvety tannins; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2003 (link) 95 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Lovely berry, berry preserves, vanilla nose; berries, blackberries, plum, coffee palate, drinking well now; long finish 95+ pts. (55% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Cheval Blanc
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 245 (4%)
  • In Cellars 4,303 (75%)
  • Consumed 1,227 (21%)

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