Red

1988 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 58

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (93 points)

    September 3, 2017 - Pre-Labor Day Cabernet Dinner (Casa de la Mata - Chicago IL): Tasted double blind. Rich and powerful start-to-finish with very good weight and depth. Green pepper added a great dimension and complexity here. My 3rd favorite of the flight, but #1-3 were all so close, and the group's #3 as well.

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  • Wineteacher Likes this wine: (95 points)

    August 5, 2017 - This wine was bought in the early 90s at a two for one sale for $50 a bottle. I first opened this wine six years ago. It wqs good but lacking in flavor intensity. The wine 6 years later was a different wine. Still bright and medium in color intensity but the complexity and flavor interest exploded in the intervening years. The bouquet was lead pencil, tobacco and with a little dust. The fruit is no longer that of fresh fruit but the fruit of evolved vinosity. It stayed bright the entire evening. I bought only two bottles probably in the early 1990s and I have no more. I love this wine now. The impeccable balance is one of the characteristics. Great wine from the Right Bank but at this time, the wine could have fooled me as one of Cabernet from the Left Bank. Just beautiful and Sri firm after nearly 28 years. It is at its youthful peak.

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  • Taiwan wrote: (88 points)

    June 10, 2017 - CB dinner. Some secondary development, cedar and leather aromas. Someone generous would call it classically proportioned, but no one will mistake this for a great Cheval. From Jero.

  • ricknat1 wrote: (93 points)

    March 13, 2017 - from double magnum this is was like the 67 on steroids. the fruit was there, the tannins were resolved, it was well balanced, a great CB from an off year and is ready to drink

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • SimonG wrote: flawed

    November 3, 2016 - St Emillion First Growths (Chez Bruce, London): Corked.

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Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    October 2011 (link)

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

The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.

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

    (Cheval Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Kapon
    State of Bordeaux, Day Two, 4/4/2006

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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/21/2003 (link) 90 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Prune, black fruit nose; black fruit, herbaceous, cedar palate, showing some age, lacking the complexity of our other CBs; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1988
  • 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 35 (3%)
  • In Cellars 829 (77%)
  • Consumed 217 (20%)

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