Red

1988 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 51

  • 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

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (89 points)

    December 15, 2015 - Medium bodied, with a definite herbal streak in the middle of its cherry core, the wine has softness to the texture, and it allows its floral nature to barely poke through, but the herbal character is in the fore front.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • steinersing wrote: (92 points)

    October 27, 2015 - from Jero - showing well and is quite open and pleasant. No superstar but attractive.

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  • 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)

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Vintage Tastings

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

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  • 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 22 (2%)
  • In Cellars 768 (81%)
  • Consumed 164 (17%)

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