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1994 Château Cheval Blanc
Red Bordeaux Blend
- St. Émilion Grand Cru
Community Tasting Notes 39
TWSA wrote: (87 points)
February 16, 2017 - Cheval Blanc has never been my favorite. I dislike it so much that I actually forgot what it tastes like so I've decided to give it another shot. However this is kind of disappointing once again. I do have to say that the 1994 is very young and even after 2 hours of decanting this is absolutely not ready. I'd wait another 5-8 years before approaching.
jswine15 Likes this wine: (91 points)
February 3, 2017 - Lean, slightly astringent but not unpleasant. Drank 2 hours after opening, and decanted it...still needs more time to fully develop. Tastes like a mature bordeaux
hongeeho Likes this wine: (92 points)
November 11, 2016 - deep ruby red，great balance tannin，long finish，hint of spice，peppery
Jammy Wine wrote: (90 points)
September 11, 2016 - Cheval Blanc is a fairly hit-and-miss affair, especially in the 90s and 80s. It lacks consistency in weaker vintages, more so than other first growth equivalent wines.
At its full maturity, this wine offers the complexity and fineness of Cheval Blanc. Lovely depth and wealthy spices and minerals, a slight sweet touch of blackcurrant, unavoidable greenness from the subtle unripeness and leanness. Shy bouquet of flowers, forest floor, and soft body, pleasant. But for £280-300, 1994 is one vintage to avoid.
Tavastgatan wrote: (94 points)
June 12, 2016 - As usual even a weaker vintage delivers from a fine producer in Bordeaux. Lovely purity of fruit and fresh acidity. Quite tart and very elegant. Class act.1 person found this helpful Comment
Pro Reviews 4
By John Kapon
Hong Kong Diaries 2009, BYO, 5/29/2009
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By Stephen Tanzer
1995 and 1994 Bordeaux (May 1996), 5/1/1996 (link)
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By Chris Kissack
July 2004 (link) 17.5+ points
(Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion) Very dense, dark colour. A lovely nose, full of maturing, slightly roasted fruit, but also lots of burnt-toffee toasted oak. A really lovely palate! Big, sweet, earthy and textured. Meaty. Great concentration. Structured, with ripe tannin. Sweet fruit and some oak here too. This is one set for the cellar in order to show its best. Needs five years.
By Richard Jennings
3/6/2004 (link) 88 points
(Château Cheval Blanc) Mild, herbaceous nose; light bodied, elegant fruit, high acidity, but short, faint finish
- Vintage 1994
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 612 (78%)
- Consumed 175 (22%)
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