Red

1988 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 53

  • Chrisiva wrote:

    August 7, 2016 - Marin

  • KVM wrote:

    July 3, 2016 - very dark red, showing very little age. Nose has pencil lead, leather and blackberries. Well balanced and vigourous - black fuit and fine balance. Good concentration. a lovely bottle.

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  • KenK Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 13, 2016 - Good briary dark cherry notes and good underlying sweetness with a long spiced finish. Just a touch rustic with a cigar box notes. Mature, but drinking well.

  • AV2012 wrote: (93 points)

    March 4, 2016 - No formal TN, but remember that it had a bit if CF funk, it was really multilayered and its class was evident. It was quite dense and restrained and had an excellent mouthfeel.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • DrinkBordeaux wrote: (90 points)

    February 26, 2016 - Château Cheval Blanc vertical tasting dinner #2 (Vienna Cafe & Wine Bar): The most reserved of the bunch. Red fruits, juniper, caramel, brown spices, and tobacco. Never really came alive. My sense is that this will lie dormant for awhile. Lacks some life on the palate. A medium length finish

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Pro Reviews 5

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    October 2011 (link)

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

The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

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

    (Cheval Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    State of Bordeaux, Day Two, 4/4/2006

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2003 (link) 90 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Prune, black fruit nose; black fruit, herbaceous, cedar palate, showing some age, lacking the complexity of our other CBs; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • 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 23 (2%)
  • In Cellars 778 (80%)
  • Consumed 171 (18%)

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