Red

1998 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 104

  • NJwineguy wrote: (96 points)

    October 7, 2017 - just outstanding
    tons of fruit
    silky
    perfect tannins

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  • Old Vino Likes this wine:

    July 16, 2017 - I have tasted '90 Cheval Blanc before and words can't describe the palate joy. May be I had high expectations from '98, or may be I have not had different vintages in order to appreciate. NR

  • steinersing wrote: (98 points)

    June 30, 2017 - Double decanted twice, one hour ahead. Still youthful, but great density, aromatics. Nose pretty open - black fruit, menthol, Cab Franc minerality. Long life ahead - not a touch energy lost over 2 hours.

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  • Ispendtoomuchmoneyonwine wrote: (92 points)

    May 30, 2017 - Popped and poured a taste, red at the rim nose of red berries dry in the mouth. Decanted and tasted 2 hours later. Muted nose tannins smoothing out in the mouth Better to drink than to taste. Noticeable acidity on the finish. After 4 hours some plumbs on the nose and a smokey berry flavor on the palate. Nose never really opened up. I don't think it's a positive when a wine is not fully mature after 19 years. I'd rather drink a Clerc Milon at a fraction of the price and a fraction of the wait time.

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  • King Julien wrote: (96 points)

    May 20, 2017 - Decanted 4.5 hours. Nice nose and palate but not quite as ready as the 1990. Should improve with more cellar time.

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson
    6/21/2016 (link)

    (Ch Cheval Blanc St-émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    October 2011 (link)

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

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Killers, 2/5/2010

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/26/2010 (link)

    (Ch Cheval Blanc St-Émilion) Subscribe to see review text.

The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/7/2008 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/10/2007 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/13/2007 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2002, IWC Issue #103 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/28/2002 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/19/2007 (link) 96 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Good red color; lovely, rich, elegant plum and white pepper nose; caramel oak, sexy, tangy, espresso, currant, fig and minerals palate; long finish 96+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2005 (link) 19.5+ points

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion) Another dense, deeply coloured wine. A lovely nose here too, refined and precise, with depth and complexity. Notes of pickling spices and densely concentrated fruits, again true first growth quality. This is glorious. Pure, elegant, balanced, precise, complex wine. Beautifully structure, with integrating tannins. This has the complete package of interest and structure, depth and texture. Wonderful, with potential for truly great things. Stunning, and scored rather higher than my tasting last year.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/28/2005 (link) 94 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Vanilla, mocha, caramel nose; tight but tasty, elegant, black fruit, caramel palate; long finish 94+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2004 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion) The leading estate, together with Ausone. Situated on the plateau across the road from Conseillante and Vieux Chateau Certan, so no surprise that this stands apart from other St Emilion estates. There is Cabernet Franc and Merlot in an approximately 60:40 ratio, but also a little Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon here. A moderate density of hue; certainly not the darkest wine (I think that accolade fell to Pavie). The nose is stunning. It has style and elegance in abundance, with an exotic roasted cashew nut and dark fruit character, laid over some new oak. A fabulous palate, surprisingly approachable, but I think this is because it is so elegant and balanced. There are rich, rounded, dark fruits, with mineral notes. Ripe, supple tannins underpin it all. For me, this is undoubtedly the top wine of the tasting. Brilliant.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/5/2004 (link) 96 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Tart cherry, graphite nose with a touch of vanilla and oak; wow! great coffee, cherry, cassis, coffee palate with beautiful fruit, velvety tannins; long finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2003 (link) 95 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Lovely berry, berry preserves, vanilla nose; berries, blackberries, plum, coffee palate, drinking well now; long finish 95+ pts. (55% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • 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
  • UPC Codes 081753800062, 3450301115380

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 285 (5%)
  • In Cellars 4,531 (73%)
  • Consumed 1,428 (23%)

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