Château Cheval Blanc 1989 (12 BT)
Château Cheval Blanc 1989
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A)
u. 1bn, 1vts, labels very lightly damp stained
The earliest vintage of the century at Cheval Blanc and there were days when the temperature went over 40 degrees Celsius. Close to 50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Franc, which is unusual here. A very generous 47 hl/hectare made. In 2021, this was absolutely sensational, immensely exciting, spicy and exotic on the nose, promising everything - and then magnificently delivering on the palate! Rich and sumptuous, with flawless fruit, concentration (and with that yield!) and endless length. Every mouthful reveals a mosaic of aromatics, glossy texture and far-reaching flavours. It is poised at perfection, which is where I think it will stay. A landmark Claret of my life. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
12 bts (owc)
MATURE FIRST GROWTH BORDEAUX FROM THE 1980S AND 1990S, INCLUDING DOUBLE MAGNUMS OF CHEVAL BLANC AND HAUT BRION 1982 ALONG WITH LYNCH BAGES 1989, MASSETO AND A CASE OF TAYLORS 1977, ALL BOUGHT THROUGH A HANDFUL OF TOP UK MERCHANTS AND RECENTLY REMOVED FROM PROFESSIONAL STORAGE WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN FOR SEVERAL YEARS SINCE STORAGE IN A WONDERFUL PURPOSE BUILT, TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED PRIVATE CELLAR UPON ORIGINAL RELEASE
LYING IN GREENFORD, MIDDLESEX Offered Duty Paid only
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