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1994 Château Cheval Blanc
Red Bordeaux Blend
- St. Émilion Grand Cru
Community Tasting Notes 36
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.
FamilyLarsson wrote: (94 points)
June 7, 2016 - Cheval Blanc levererar i stort sett alltid, oavsett årgång. Elegant som vanligt
Sundbyberg wrote: (95 points)
June 7, 2016 - Very old school, yet with great, lean, soft and elegant fruit, with a slightly sweet ending. Even some complexity.
DrinkBordeaux wrote: (94 points)
February 26, 2016 - Château Cheval Blanc vertical tasting dinner #2 (Vienna Cafe & Wine Bar): Blueberry, black cherry, tobacco, espresso, sous bois, vanilla. Impressive. Velvety mouthfeel, still with tannins to resolve. Medium length finish. A great 1994.
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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 605 (78%)
- Consumed 170 (22%)
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