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1980 Château Cheval Blanc
Red Bordeaux Blend
- St. Émilion Grand Cru
Community Tasting Notes 6
gotfunk Likes this wine:
January 7, 2016 - Lithe and supple, silky and red fruited with leather, sweet tobacco, spice box, wet rocks, tannins in perfect harmony. Seamless with great persistence.
dcwino wrote: flawed
November 4, 2015 - 2015 Villa d’Este Wine Symposium - Kelly and Kevin's excellent adventure; 11/3/2015-11/9/2015 (Villa D’este, Lake Como): Damp dirty cellar smell that remains. Red fruits, cedar and leather. Medium concentration and fully integrated tannins. It is not corked but definitely some sort of taints.
Jeremy Holmes wrote:
May 20, 2013 - Served from magnum this is quite smoky on the nose to begin with. Has some perfumed fruits, sweet tobacco and cedar notes as it breathes. It is plump and full without a hair out of place. Tannins are relatively soft and it is a classy wine. It doesn’t have the most depth or length but is beautifully proportioned and a pleasure to drink.
November 30, 2010 - sublime.
noppakit s. wrote: (90 points)
December 19, 2009 - I bring my last bottle of Cheval Blanc 1980 to test not because of Ryoko's Birthday but for good friends at the Christmas time.
The nose's still seductive, clean fruit, elegant, fresh but can not hold on that long in the glass. Sweet, soft tannin, smooth, very fine fine wine indeed. Aftertaste is not complex but nice.
It seems the most perfect condition of my 6 bottles of them.
After 1.45 hrs, more fuller-bodied, not too sweet, delicious....I like it a lot !!!
Testing along with Ch. Magdelaine 1982.............A Nice Pair..................
Drink now - 2013.......................90+/100..............................
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- Vintage 1980
- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 31 (79%)
- Consumed 8 (21%)
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