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    Chateau Cheval Blanc 1998
    St. Emilion
    owc
    Bottle (12)
    "Pierre Lurton prefers '98 to '00. He thinks 1998 is the single greatest Cheval Blanc of the second half of the 20th century. Much more intense and ripe than the 2001 on the nose. Slightly tarry and powdery. Smudgy and complex. Neat and sweet on the finish. Loganberries. Very flattering. Much denser and more youthful than the '01. Truly flamboyant." (19-pts JR, Jan 2010)

    "A potentially immortal example that has gained significant weight since it has been bottled, this blend of 55% Cabernet Franc and 45% Merlot has a saturated purple color and a glorious nose of menthol, plums, mulberries, new saddle leather, cocoa, and vanilla. Remarkably fuller-bodied than I ever remembered it young, with an amazingly seamless texture and tremendous concentration and extract, this full-bodied yet gorgeously pure and elegant wine is impeccably balanced and certainly one of the all-time great Cheval Blancs." (96+ pts. Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book 4th Ed., Jan. 2003)


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2011
    6th Friday
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