1989 Chateau Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion


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Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1989 – 1980
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Producer Chateau Cheval Blanc
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St Emilion
Color Red
Country France
Featured No

Additional Information

Weight 3.5000 lbs

Pro Reviews

Vinous Media (VM)


Garnet-tinged red. Leafy aromas of green and red bell pepper, bay leaf and sweeter milk chocolate and superripe plum. Then sweeter and smoother in the mouth than the nose suggests, showing very ripe red cherry, blackberry, milk chocolate and mineral flavors. This boasts a lovely creamy texture and a nice spicy finish, with chewy tannins. A lovely wine, with a sexy personality that grew on me as it opened in the glass, but it’s much inferior to the stellar 1990. Make sure you decant this at least a couple hours ahead. A precocious year, 1989 registered only 450 millimeters of rainfall (or half the normal amount) during the growth cycle, with the flowering taking place in the last week of May and veraison during the first week of August. Harvest was from September 7 to 27, the earliest start ever at Cheval Blanc

Wine Spectactor (WS)


Ripe, almost cooked fruit, with nuts, raisin and spices. Full-bodied, with a dense palate of ripe fruit and a leathery, spicy, dried berry character. So long and powerful. Chewy. This is big and very juicy, with loads of powerful fruit. A little alcoholic, even rustic, but I like it.

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