1994 Cheval Blanc

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-EMILION
abv 12.5%
  • 88 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 47387-1994-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Firm and austere. It offers full, slightly dry tannins, with cherry, licorice and light herbal flavors. Needs time to soften; best after 2002.--Cheval-Blanc vertical.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Good medium color, less saturated than the '95. Pungent, vibrant aromas of sappy berries and resiny oak, with an intriguing floral nuance. At once thick and polished on the palate, with an herbal, peppery complexity. Very long, subtle aftertaste, with some vanillin oak and a slight tannic edge. Not quite as ripe or seamless as the '95, but a very classy, intensely flavored wine that should put on weight in bottle.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    It is many years since I last tasted the 1994 Chateau Cheval Blanc. Here it has an intriguing nose with expressive Cabernet Franc aromas that develop more floral, wilted petal tones with aeration. There are touches of desiccated red cherry and bacon fat. The palate is medium-bodied and nicely structured, quite savory in the mouth and showing some austerity towards the harmonious finish. It is a little curmudgeonly perhaps and I would consume bottles in the next 5-8 years, as it is not going to go anywhere. Tasted March 2015.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Decanted one hour before drinking, complex, earthy bouquet with lingering dark fruit and gentle tannins in the mouth.
    Author: Dwight E8
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Not a great Cheval Blanc but always enjoyable
    Drink Dates: 2009-2015
    Author: NC
Chateau Cheval Blanc, a 1er Grand Cru Classe (A), is the most renowned and sought-after producer in the St. Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. The estate's 37 hectares yield primarily Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with small percentages of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard soils consist of sand, clay and gravel; the clay soil lending opulence and the gravel more tannin structure to the wine. Cheval Blanc is characterized by aromatic complexity such as Asian spice and finesse that lasts through the finish. This Cabernet Franc-based blend has the staying power to age at least 10 to 50 years for the best vintages.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 333 bottles owned
  • 59 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 59 collectors)