Red

1990 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 127

  • johnh1001 wrote: (97 points)

    May 29, 2016 - Boom! Excellent again

  • King Julien wrote: (97 points)

    May 21, 2016 - Cork was stuck and came out in a couple pieces, strained and decanted. Outstanding after about 2 hours of air.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • zding Likes this wine: (97 points)

    May 7, 2016 - Brick red edge; after a slightly contained vanilla & cinnamon start, exhibited amazing nose variation in glass over 4 hours of air contact, notes of cinnamon, jasmine, oriental spices, herbs, etc.; medium body, silky texture and tannins. This is an impressive wine that evolved best and offered a great journey on a night with 82 Mouton and 89 Haut Brion.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dchain Likes this wine: (98 points)

    May 4, 2016 - Light ruby. Amazing blast for jasmine perfume, plum, black tea and caramel leather. Very exotic, ripe but balanced. This is absolutely at its secondary peak where you still have the ripe fruit notes but also the lovely secondary complexity of earth, cardamon spice and leather. Still very glossy and full of glycerin body which just coats the palate. Not massive but so complex and mind boggling. No change in the glass over 2 hours. And second bottle just as good. Thank you to the good Dr H.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • cgarner wrote: (95 points)

    April 30, 2016 - This was not the best bottle I've tasted as it didn't have the depth I remembered. Beautiful sweet nose of coffee, caramel and earth. The sweetness really comes through on the palate and it has a reasonably long finish. This was a little more mature than I remember but I'm likely seeing bottle variation. Clearly a wine that's in it's drinking window.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    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.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    The Cardinal, 9/15/2011

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

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    9/11/2010 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • 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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Vintage Tastings

  • 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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  • 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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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 37 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,003 (81%)
  • Consumed 673 (18%)

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