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Issue: December 31, 2001

2 Château Cheval-Blanc St.-Emilion 1998 98 / $190 Bordeaux One of the more successful Bordeaux appellations in 1998, St.-Emilion boasts dozens of excellent wines. Cheval-Blanc represents the pinnacle. A wine of great breeding and distinction, the 1998 is director and winemaker Pierre Lurton's best ever and one of the greatest Cheval-Blancs ever produced, challenging, and perhaps in time eclipsing, the classic wines from 1982, 1985 and 1986.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 31, 2001.

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