Chateau Cheval Blanc (scuffed labels) 1999

Bordeaux Red Blends from St-Emilion, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 54493
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP93
  • ST92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WS96
  • RP95
  • ST94
  • 2008
  • RP97
  • WE95
  • ST94
  • 2007
  • ST92
  • WS91
  • RP91
  • 2006
  • WE98
  • WS95
  • RP95
  • 2000
  • RP99
  • WE97
  • W&S95
  • 1983
  • WS97
  • 1953
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

"The complex, explosively fragrant 1999 Cheval Blanc is a blend of 59% Merlot and 41% Cabernet Franc. It is already showing well, which is a good sign for a wine that traditionally is reserved early in life, but puts on weight and richness in the bottle. Stylistically, this wine is probably cut from the same mold as vintages such as 1985, 1966, and 1962. The color is a dense ruby with purple nuances. Once past the blockbuster bouquet of menthol, leather, black fruits, licorice, and mocha, the wine reveals medium body, extraordinary elegance, purity, and sweet, harmonious flavors with no hard edges. This is a seamless beauty of finesse, charm, and concentration. The 1999 is an exciting Cheval Blanc to drink relatively young. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2022."
-Wine Advocate

Learn About Chateau Cheval Blanc Map ItMap It

The present-day Cheval Blanc vineyards had vines at least as far back as the 18th century, as shown by Belleyme's map of the region dated 1764. Nearly a century later, the estate was acquired by the Fourcaud-Laussac family who owned it until 1998, when it was sold to Mr Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frere. The vineyard is in a single block, and borders on the Pomerol...

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Learn About St-Emilion

(saint eh-meel-YOHN) Medieval Village, Modern Wine A region named after the charming, quaint historical town in Bordeaux, St-Émilion is situated on the right bank of Bordeaux. It's grapes of choice are Merlot and Cabernet Franc (called Bouchet on the right bank). The region has its own classification system, updated and revised every few years. Two of the hottest chateaux...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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