Château Cheval Blanc, Premier Grand Cru Classé (A), St Emilion 1988
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Château Cheval Blanc, Premier Grand Cru Classé (A), St Emilion 1988

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Bottle Size: 75cl

Region: France: Bordeaux Right Bank

Colour: Red

Style: Still

Grape Variety: Bordeaux blend Red

Critic Score: (40 h/h; 12.5% alcohol): Bright red. Very pure floral nose with enticing aromas of redcurrant, violet, minerals, licorice, lead pencil and coffee: very cabernet franc! Then linear, pure and juicy, with pristine flavors of red berries, dark plum, minerals and coffee. This midweight finishes clean and smoothly tannic, offering amazing balance and an impression of seamlessness on the long, very floral finish. As much as I like its pure aromas and flavors, I find this Cheval Blanc lacks a little density for an even higher score. This was an overall dry and cool year, with some rain present only in the first part of the year, which caused some mildew pressure. The dry conditions started at the end of July and never really let up; from July to September, there was less than two inches of rain. Flowering was late, taking place on June 10, and veraison on August 20. Harvested during the first ten days of October. Tasted October 2011. 92 points. Ian D'Agata, Vinous.com


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