Red

1990 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 159

  • lepetitchateau wrote: (96 points)

    September 9, 2017 - From a bottle purchased upon release, this had a vibrant, velvety attack... so, so good! Deep and complex, this has amazing complexity and length despite a tiny bit of dilution towards the end. The other tasters liked it a bit less than I did - Paul at 94 and David at 95 points

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  • King Julien wrote: (97 points)

    September 5, 2017 - Decanted 2 hours. Improved over the following hour so seems it needs about 3 hours of air, consistent with previous notes. Very good, but nose was weaker than previous top bottles.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • King Julien wrote: (94 points)

    August 27, 2017 - Dried out cork broke on the way out. Decanted 3 hours. Barnyard when first popped, but cleared up. Nice after decant but poor showing relative to previous bottles. Oh well, maybe better next time.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • spendergast Likes this wine: (99 points)

    August 17, 2017 - A nearly perfect wine with rich complex fruit, perfectly balanced with a long finish. Probably at its prime right now or close to it.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • King Julien wrote: (96 points)

    July 30, 2017 - Decanted 3 hours. Cork was dry and broke coming out. Very good, but not as great as previous bottles.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    1/17/2014 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    October 2011 (link)

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

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    The Cardinal, 9/15/2011

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/15/2010 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/11/2010 (link)

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  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries, 10/4/2009

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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

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

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

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    1/25/2007 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    A Decade of 1960s Burgundies at Bouley and the Greatest Wine I Have Ever Had, 5/2/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    Hanging with Mr. Parker and Mr. Squires in Baltimore and D.C, 2/21/2005

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/3/2003 (link)

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Vinous

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

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JancisRobinson.com

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

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    The 1990 Clarets...To Have and To Hold (Nov 1993), 11/1/1993 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/3/2010 (link) 96 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Very dark red violet color; ripe cassis, berry, port-like, ripe plum, eucalyptus nose; rich, ripe plum, currant, spice, eucalyptus, caramel, oak and fig palate; long finish 96+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/5/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Crimson red color; eucalyptus and mint nose; cassis, tart plum, ripe Cab Franc, with black fruit, tobacco, green pepper and mineral; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/28/2007 (link) 92 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Medium garnet red color; big tobacco and black fruit nose; tobacco, sweet plum, mature palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/21/2007 (link) 94 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Nice crimson color with pale meniscus; nice, tasty, rich, cassis, dill, fig and plum palate; medium-plus finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    8/31/2005 (link)

    (Cheval Blanc) This was showing very young on this particular night but has loads of potential. Actually was a bit hot to start off with. Incredibly rich and decadent with great concentration but a touch awkward at this stage. Really started to strut it's stuff towards the end of the evening and the resemblance to the '82 became more clear. The nut thing started to develop on the nose and there was some exotic spice. This was great but if anybody has any I would give it 5-10 more years.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/28/2005 (link) 96 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Prune, black fruit nose; mature, tasty, red fruit, coffee, mushroom palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • 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 35 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,218 (77%)
  • Consumed 919 (22%)

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