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Château Cheval Blanc St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 1990 (3000ml)

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The 1990 Cheval Blanc is a vintage that once upon a time I drank regularly, although I had not seen it since March 2016. Poured against the 1990 Lafite-Rothschild, this is the clear winner. Still youthful in color with modest bricking. The bouquet explodes from the glass with kirsch, mulberry, antique furniture and black truffle scents. With aeration it becomes more savory, the Cabernet Franc wanting to see more of the olfactory action. The palate is medium-bodied and comes equipped with a stunning velvety texture. This Saint-Émilion feels spherical, conveying a sense of controlled decadence but avoiding any ostentation. This is as good a bottle as I have encountered over the years. Brilliant. Tasted at Noble Rot's “Xmas” dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

The 1990 Cheval Blanc is a vintage that once upon a time I drank regularly, although I had not seen it since March 2016. Poured against the 1990 Lafite-Rothschild, this is the clear winner. Still youthful in color with modest bricking. The bouquet explodes from the glass with kirsch, mulberry, antique furniture and black truffle scents. With aeration it becomes more savory, the Cabernet Franc wanting to see more of the olfactory action. The palate is medium-bodied and comes equipped with a stunning velvety texture. This Saint-Émilion feels spherical, conveying a sense of controlled decadence but avoiding any ostentation. This is as good a bottle as I have encountered over the years. Brilliant. Tasted at Noble Rot's “Xmas” dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, December 2019)

9.8

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Lovely and succulent. Broad, plummy and settled. Beautifully balanced and sexy. What a wine.

Lovely and succulent. Broad, plummy and settled. Beautifully balanced and sexy. What a wine.

9.5

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

You know you’re having a special wine night when a ‘90 Cheval Blanc is 4th out of 4 wines. Not as rich and ballsy as the ‘98, not as velvet Jesus as the ‘82.....but still top tier. Perhaps a little green and linear. Drinking young and not in full strut yet.

You know you’re having a special wine night when a ‘90 Cheval Blanc is 4th out of 4 wines. Not as rich and ballsy as the ‘98, not as velvet Jesus as the ‘82.....but still top tier. Perhaps a little green and linear. Drinking young and not in full strut yet.

9.4

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

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Beautiful and complex

Beautiful and complex

9.4

Doug Kahn Delectable Pro

Sweet

Sweet

9.6

Ian Blackburn Delectable Pro

Once again Cheval Blanc shows why it's such a legendary wine. The perfume (pencil, leather, Stone, braised beef, patchouly) is so hypnotic it draws you in and you do not want to let it go. Some of my favorite wine experiences, have involved various vintages of the "white pony." 1990 has an amazing reputation in this bottle did not disappoint the etched St-Emilion earth meets cab franc and merlot - like a great romance novel ... this wine me live happily ever after. Coming in first place next to Petrus (95) and Angelus (95) - in a blind tasting at Gwen in LA at wineLA "best bottle" dinner 2.8.17

Once again Cheval Blanc shows why it's such a legendary wine. The perfume (pencil, leather, Stone, braised beef, patchouly) is so hypnotic it draws you in and you do not want to let it go. Some of my favorite wine experiences, have involved various vintages of the "white pony." 1990 has an amazing reputation in this bottle did not disappoint the etched St-Emilion earth meets cab franc and merlot - like a great romance novel ... this wine me live happily ever after. Coming in first place next to Petrus (95) and Angelus (95) - in a blind tasting at Gwen in LA at wineLA "best bottle" dinner 2.8.17

9.8

Rafael Landestoy Delectable Pro

Damn I wish it was my birthday every month. This was absolute perfection and despite the amazing wines we had, clearly the wine of the night.

Damn I wish it was my birthday every month. This was absolute perfection and despite the amazing wines we had, clearly the wine of the night.

10

Nick Davis Delectable Pro

A statement of sincere mastery. Texture, depth and power are balancing resolve, against a curtain of effuse herbaceous lift. Unmistakable in deliciousness and craftsmanship.

A statement of sincere mastery. Texture, depth and power are balancing resolve, against a curtain of effuse herbaceous lift. Unmistakable in deliciousness and craftsmanship.

9.9

Cathrine Todd Delectable Pro

It doesn't get any better! The 1990 Cheval Blanc was singing when we had it on Sat night. It was rich yet ethereal, which one would assume that these two descriptors cannot coexist in a wine. It had an intoxicating nose of flowers, sandalwood and sweet tobacco with well integrated tannins. A perfect balance of still existing intense lush fruit with a great energy and overall refined quality.

It doesn't get any better! The 1990 Cheval Blanc was singing when we had it on Sat night. It was rich yet ethereal, which one would assume that these two descriptors cannot coexist in a wine. It had an intoxicating nose of flowers, sandalwood and sweet tobacco with well integrated tannins. A perfect balance of still existing intense lush fruit with a great energy and overall refined quality.

10

Andy Wedge Delectable Pro

dark chocolate covered cherry, hint of cola, succulent green, raspberry liqueur, very expressive. Great structure still.

dark chocolate covered cherry, hint of cola, succulent green, raspberry liqueur, very expressive. Great structure still.

9.6

Location

  • 1003 4th Avenue East
    Olympia, WA 98506

  • Hours:
    Customer Service Hours: Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm PST

    Store Hours (Curbside Pickup only): Monday - Friday 3pm - 5pm

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