Red

1970 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Libournais
  • > St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 1996 - 2008
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Community Tasting Notes 41

  • ove_stammrud wrote:

    July 28, 2014 - Kompleks, elegant nese av solbær, røkt kjøtt, mokkabønner, jord og vegetative toner. Slank, saftig og delikat i munn, med flott struktur og lang utgang som varer og varer. Nyansert og elegant. Stor vin.

  • KR66 Likes this wine: (98 points)

    March 1, 2014 - A bottle of perfect provenance (rare-wine.com) and condition, the level into the neck. A quintessential Cheval Blanc at the late heights of its life. From nose (rustic truffles) to palate (portish, sweet ripe fruits) until the long lasting aftertaste, this wine is just full of exuberant drinking-pleasures. Double decanted (back into cleaned bottle) four hours before, it was singing from the first til the last sip. This wine does not have to work anymore, it is of utterly elegance, which puts yourself in peace.

    We had a lot of great 70s this winter (eg Latour, Ducru Beacucaillou, Haut Brion, Lafleur Petrus), but this (bottle of) Cheval Blanc is the silent leader, with the serenity of a fulfilled life. Drink now-2025.

  • sindbad Likes this wine:

    November 20, 2013 - A surprisingly punchy nose of blackcurrant, smoke and tobacco. On the palate the low acidity detracts a little but, all in all, holding up well.

  • canan wrote: (94 points)

    August 16, 2013 - BYO - Erik (Frederiksberg): Sweet manure nose with some cherry like fruit but also a little sewer and coffee.
    Very elegant palate with raspberries and asphalt but also a strong acidity.
    Lovely stuff.

  • LWI wrote: (94 points)

    June 16, 2013 - Sunday Night Wines II: BN fill. Fairly developed color; forest floor, acid and bonfire smoke; long and fresh, some sweetness, complex, rounded and pleasing. At peak.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/17/2014 (link)

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  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2006, Issue #4, 1970 Claret: Thirty-six Years’ Young

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/20/2005 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Chicago Recap, 11/2/2011 91 points

    (Cheval Blanc)

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    4/3/2010 (link) 92 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Slightly bricking dark red violet color; leather, mushroom, tobacco nose; leather, mushroom, earthy, tart cassis, tobacco palate with refined tannins; medium-plus finish 92+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/23/2008 (link) 95 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Dark red violet color; sexy, black fruit nose; very tasty, tangy, delicious, youthful, black fruit and sage gravy palate; medium-plus finish 95+ pts.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Bipin Cheval Weekend, 12/7/2007 90 points

    (Cheval Blanc) Bipin preferred the 1970, whose plummy, nutty, figgy and gamy qualities set it apart from the rest of the flight. There was just a touch of menthol and cedar in its singular nose. The palate had nice richness and more plum flavors, meatier in style, and its acidity took over in the glass. Francois Audouze, our Parisian representative, hailed the 1970 as best of flight, followed by the 1988, 1971, 1985 and 1978, in that order

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1970
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Cheval Blanc
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 16 (3%)
  • In Cellars 335 (72%)
  • Consumed 112 (24%)

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