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LOT 391
CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1990 (1) WS 93 WA 98
  • CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1990 (1) WS 93 WA 98

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CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1990

Saint-Émilion. Grand Cru Classé A
u. ts. stained label

The 1990 Cheval Blanc is fast becoming my favorite modern-day vintage of this Saint Emilion estate and perhaps the 1990 is now exiting the slip-steam of the feted 1982. This is unequivocally a brilliant wine. The nose holds nothing back, a line of senses all doing the conga towards your olfactory senses: macerated dark cherries, exotic kirsch-like aromas, leather, mahogany bureau, touches of crème de cassis and herbs all vie for attention. The palate is full-bodied and cloaked in a silky, velvety texture that leaves you a little ga-ga. There is so much fruit ram-packed into the bravura of a finish. Moreover, there's just so much joie-de-vivre and decadence in this wine, but it never seems overpowering or ostentatious. This bottle came from perfect provenance, as it was served blind by winemaker Pierre Lurton at a private dinner hosted by a mutual friend in Bordeaux. Tasted March 2016 WS 93 WA 98

1 bt.    per lot $1,200 - $1,400

Realised: $1,560
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Additional Info:

Department: Wine
Bottle Count: 1-5
Bottle Formats: Standard 750ml
Has Tasting Notes
Score: 93, 98
Single Bottle Lots
Single Cuvée / Vintage
Type: Red Bordeaux
Vintage: 1990