Red

1990 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 223

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 100 points

    October 23, 2020 - Purity, hedonism, silk and velvet textures produced a wine that is best described as bottled sex. Long, pure, rich and intense, the wine doesn’t know how to quit. And you never want it to. I am sure Calligulus drenched his nights in this nectar. The finish sticks with you in an expanding show of ostentatious characteristics. Yes, I could have written a bunch of adjectives and descriptors here, but you can read those in previous notes I've posted. It is the overall impression you should focus on, as that is what matters most. This bottle was remarkable. Bought on release, stored in a cold, dark cellar and never moved showed provenance counts.

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  • Jimaronson Likes this wine: 100 points

    October 12, 2020 - Decanted after taking out very little sediment. Purchased as a future. Wine was fresh and mature. Took two hours to really come out and as it remained in the glass it surprisingly took on weight until for another two hours. Gone in four hours. Sweet red fruit. Sexy. Just perfect. I gave it 100 because I could ask for no more after two hours. A class act.

  • tinybubbles wrote:

    October 10, 2020 - Underwhelming versus other recent experiences. A lot of ripe fruit here, but did not show well versus the LMHB

  • Cutthroat Trout wrote: 97 points

    September 19, 2020 - Cork was dry and broke coming out. First impression is how fruit forward the nose is on this bottle of wine. Just a hint of Brett. The color shows some browning around the edge, the nose exhibits plums, leather and a floral character (Rose). Bottle was not decanted. After about 15 minutes the fruit really opened up with plums, currants and blackberries on the palate. Long fruit length of plums and red berries along with notes of chocolate and an herbal savory character. Bright acidity and forward fruit makes this a wine that perhaps could age longer but it is a stunningly great wine right now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • johnh1001 wrote: 98 points

    September 12, 2020 - This is every bit as amazing as it was 3 years ago. Fresh fruit, amazing energy. Just a wonderful St Emilion.

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  • By Neal Martin
    Cellar Journal: Bordeaux 1920-2015 (Dec 2019), 12/1/2019 (link)

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

JebDunnuck.com

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Up From The Cellar #6 & Misc New Releases, 6/14/2019 (link)

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Decanter

  • By Jane Anson
    Anson’s pick: Bordeaux 1989 vs 1990 – Left Bank, 10/25/2018 (link)

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

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson
    4/16/2016 (link)

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

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/17/2014 (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
    The Cardinal, 9/15/2011

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/15/2010 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/11/2010 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Hong Kong Diaries, 10/4/2009

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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • 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 Julia Harding, MW
    1/25/2007 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    A Decade of 1960s Burgundies at Bouley and the Greatest Wine I Have Ever Had, 5/2/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    A Mega 1990 Bordeaux Tasting with Clive, 3/21/2005

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  • By John Kapon
    Hanging with Mr. Parker and Mr. Squires in Baltimore and D.C, 2/21/2005

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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)

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JancisRobinson.com

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

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    The 1990 Clarets...To Have and To Hold (Nov 1993), 11/1/1993 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/3/2010 (link) 96 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Very dark red violet color; ripe cassis, berry, port-like, ripe plum, eucalyptus nose; rich, ripe plum, currant, spice, eucalyptus, caramel, oak and fig palate; long finish 96+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    12/5/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Crimson red color; eucalyptus and mint nose; cassis, tart plum, ripe Cab Franc, with black fruit, tobacco, green pepper and mineral; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/28/2007 (link) 92 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Medium garnet red color; big tobacco and black fruit nose; tobacco, sweet plum, mature palate; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    7/21/2007 (link) 94 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Nice crimson color with pale meniscus; nice, tasty, rich, cassis, dill, fig and plum palate; medium-plus finish

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    8/31/2005 (link)

    (Cheval Blanc) This was showing very young on this particular night but has loads of potential. Actually was a bit hot to start off with. Incredibly rich and decadent with great concentration but a touch awkward at this stage. Really started to strut it's stuff towards the end of the evening and the resemblance to the '82 became more clear. The nut thing started to develop on the nose and there was some exotic spice. This was great but if anybody has any I would give it 5-10 more years.

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/28/2005 (link) 96 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Prune, black fruit nose; mature, tasty, red fruit, coffee, mushroom palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1990
  • 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 73 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,919 (73%)
  • Consumed 1,411 (26%)

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