Ch. Cheval Blanc (0.75 L)
NM: After entering what seemed like a slight dip, the 1990 Cheval Blanc is rapidly assuming the mantle of that era’s greatest wine from the hands of the 1982. Here it’s just on fire, racing out of the blocks with its hedonistic bouquet of macerated dark cherries, sloes, game and iodine all beautifully defined and indeed, reminding me of the 1982 around the later nineties. The palate is velvet smooth, the acidity cutting through the swathe of lush black and red fruit, the merlot more expressive at this precise moment. Showy and yet refined, there is a completeness to this wine that is irresistible. Tasted February 2014.
WA / RP: 98