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1994 Château Cheval-Blanc (750ml)
  Producer: Château Cheval-Blanc chateau-chevalblanc.com
Appellation: Saint Émilion Grand Cru - Libournais - France (1er Grand Cru Classé A)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Good/Very Good
Est. Price: US$80.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: April 24, 2007 , Greg Rasputin
3.5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: discreet; Aromas: mineral, nutty, floral, herbal, spicy, woody; Acidity: supple; Sweetness: dry; Body: firm; Finish: medium; Overall: pleasant; This wine was quite pleasant, but underachieved for what I had expected. This wine should be drunk in 2007, as I expect the flavors will wane in future years." Best 2007-
rated: January 1, 1997 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
88 points "Dark ruby/purple colored, with a complex, spicy bouquet of tobacco, vanilla, black currant, mineral, and floral scents, the 1994 is a bigger, more structured wine than the 1993, its older sibling, but is it better? The wine finishes with mouth-searing tannins, which detracts from the otherwise impressive aromatics and sweet, medium-bodied, lush attack. As I have written many times in the past, Cheval Blanc has a tendency to fatten up, put on some weight, and expand both aromatically and texturally with age, so perhaps this wine will move in that direction. If it does, my rating will appear unduly conservative. But if the tannin continues to taste astringent and the fruit begins to fade, then I will have overrated the 1994." Best 2002-2017
rated: January 4, 2006 , Catherine Granger ManageYourCellar.com
3.5 stars "Deep color with little sign of age, appealing nose of spices and fruits. On the palate, medium-bodied, well balanced and elegant. Delicious but I was expecting more concentration from this famous Château. "