Red

1998 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 164

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 99 points

    September 30, 2021 - Bottled sex. This is hedonism at its best. The wine is silky, refined, elegant, and pure. There is volume, depth and flowers, cherries, plums, herbs, licorice, and a touch of citrus in the aromatics that knocks you out. The seamless finish is all about its perfectly ripe, sweet, fruits drenched in velvet. Perhaps a bit more volume and this would easily score triple digits.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • spendergast Likes this wine: 100 points

    June 23, 2021 - Just a beautiful wine - very concentrated and harmonious dark fruit, cedar, damp earth, mocha and hint of game. Paired very nicely with grilled antelope chops.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 100 points

    June 9, 2021 - Decanted over cocktails, first of six bottles. Perfect seamless viscosity and integration with plenty of red fruit remaining, delicate floral notes, medium yet mouth-filling body, long smooth finish. This is the best right-bank Bordeaux I've had although I haven't had many, and I'm going with LPB's perfect score because I don't see how it could be better.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • BROpus One Likes this wine: 98 points

    May 19, 2021 - A stunning Cheval that's probably just starting to evolve and will for a long time.

  • jsebiri wrote:

    April 13, 2021 - Very well done wine , gave it maybe 1.5 hours of air. Next time will be hours of air. This is a step or 2 above , smoothness and distinctive flavor make this top notch.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Eights (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

    (Cheval Blanc Cheval Blanc Red) Subscribe to see review text.

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From the Cellar and Misc. New Releases, 12/12/2017 (link)

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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)

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

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

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Vintage Tastings

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

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JancisRobinson.com

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/11/2006 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2005 (link)

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

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2004 (link)

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

  • By Chris Kissack
    May 2004 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/3/2003 (link)

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Vinous

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

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

JancisRobinson.com

  • 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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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 081753200015, 081753800062, 3450301115380, 830293001480

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 236 (3%)
  • In Cellars 5,318 (68%)
  • Consumed 2,212 (28%)

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