Red

1964 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Libournais
  • > St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 1998 - 2011
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • KenPlace wrote: flawed

    November 30, 2014 - Sadly this bottle was oxydized.

  • KenPlace wrote: (94 points)

    November 15, 2014 - Drank 2 bottles for my 50th birthday. Both were alive, although one better than the other. I gave one a 96 while the other a 92.

  • KenPlace wrote: (95 points)

    November 9, 2014 - Wow! Absolutely amazing that a bottle 50 years old could be so alive and youthful. Mid-sholder fill. PnP. Excellent color. brickish brown throughout Great nose, full body, excellent balance and lenght. 95 pts.

  • dcwino wrote: (93 points)

    August 30, 2014 - Dinner at Don and Gary's - 64 CB, 03 Plume and 67 D'Yquem (Don's house): Fully mature and mostly tertiary, sweet dark fruits, a hint of VA, leather and sweet tobacco. Fully harmonized palate impression, sweet dark fruits, silky and polished, lovely balance and good clean finish. This would have shown better alone over a meal for two. I find some Burgundy and old Bordeaux to show so much better when served alone. I would also love to try this from a magnum.

  • William Kelley Likes this wine: (96 points)

    August 22, 2014 - The 1964 Cheval Blanc is a glorious mature example from this fine château, exploding from the glass with a bouquet of ripe blackberries, tobacco leaf, menthol and violets. On the palate, the wine is extremely broad, long, and strikingly detailed, making an expansive and perfectly resolved impression, laden with ripe fruit. A memorable bottle that seems to be at peak maturity.

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Nomadness, 4/30/2012 94M points

    (Cheval Blanc) A 1964 Cheval Blanc negociant magnum was solid overall, although I’ll always take an original bottling first. It had a meaty and gamy nose with solid acidity. The palate had a splash of water without being watered-down and great flavors of red forest, earth and a long-ish finish. ‘Animal’ came from the Empire State of mind crowd (94M).

  • By John Kapon
    Bipin Cheval Weekend, 12/7/2007 95 points

    (Cheval Blanc) The 1964 formed an instant glee club, with Serena, Ed and Jef loving every minute of it. It was very fragrant, with lots of red fruits but also this cassis and fig quality. It was very stony with lots of t n’a, but this ’64 was all about its great fruit. Round, balanced, long and tender, its flavors of old sweet cherry, tender leather, mineral and book were flat out beautiful

  • By John Kapon
    Chicago, Chicago, 2/16/2007 93A points

    (Chevel Blanc) that was still excellent yet definitely affected. It has a lower fill than most bottles I open of that age, but the nose was still intoxicating with its aromas of rich, hearty and chunky red fruits. Ray noted its ‘mineral and iron’ while the sommelier admired its ‘Rioja’-like qualities that were probably there due to the affected quality of the bottle. The bottle was not perfect, but there were still smoked meats, wintergreen and ‘new leather with the baseball glove oil,’ as Ray observed, pounding his fist over and over into his hand. The palate still had some richness, and its touch of oxidation was barely noticeable. Its flavors were beefier than usual and complemented by cola and port ones, and while its concentration was still good, the wine lacked its normal definition and acid. This should be a 96 point wine and was only a (93A) on this night.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1964
  • 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 22 (6%)
  • In Cellars 225 (60%)
  • Consumed 126 (34%)

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