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Cheval Blanc 1998

Cheval Blanc 750ML 1998    Wine Advocate 96 points 
Sku: 671007

 Wine Advocate 96 points (Jan 2003)
I seriously underestimated this wine, as I have often tended to do with Cheval Blanc. A potentially immortal example that has gained significant weight since it has been bottled, this blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot has a saturated purple color and a glorious nose of menthol, plums, mulberries, new saddle leather, cocoa, and vanilla. Remarkably fuller-bodied than I ever remembered it young, with an amazingly seamless texture and tremendous concentration and extract, this full-bodied yet gorgeously pure and elegant wine is impeccably balanced and certainly one of the all-time great Cheval Blancs. If it continues to improve as much as it has over the last three years since bottling, this wine will certainly rival the 2000, 1990, and 1982. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030. Last tasted, 1/03.

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Regional Varietals:
Bordeaux Blend
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Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Saint Emilion
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. $1450.00
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