05-04-2011 05-05-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2548B Boston
May 4, 2011 04:00 PMCalender

Chateau Cheval Blanc 1990

Auction: Fine Wines - 2548B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 04, 2011 4:00PM


Chateau Cheval Blanc 1990
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe
u: bottom neck or better, light label staining

"One of my favorite Cheval Blancs, it remains to be seen if the 1998, 2000, and 2008 will live up to this offering. It is the ripest wine of the aforementioned vintages, with a complex bouquet of tobacco leaf, Christmas fruitcake, sweet black fruits, bordering on fig and plum, but no hint of overripeness, and notions of new saddle leather, mint, and incense. The gorgeously expressive aromatics are followed by a full-bodied wine revealing abundant glycerin as well as elevated alcohol, but it is not hot, and nothing is out of place. Expansive, rich, and revealing the nuances and complexity that come from bottle age, it is at its peak of maturity where it should remain for another 10-15 years." R. Parker, 98+ pts. 06/09
3 bottles
Estimate $2,200-3,200


Chateau Cheval Blanc