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1981 Château Cheval Blanc
Red Bordeaux Blend
- St. Émilion Grand Cru
Community Tasting Notes 26
jeremy@hk Likes this wine: (92 points)
October 21, 2016 - Double decanted for 1 hour. developed very nicely, but definitely would not last the whole night.
englishman's claret wrote: (90 points)
April 1, 2016 - The good news is that this still smells like Cheval Blanc - damsons, chocolate, sage, mint. The bad news it that it has also taken on the autumnal notes of old age. Clearly would have been better 5 or 10 years ago though it still requires some air time to pull itself together. The palate is austere, the finish clipped.
DrinkBordeaux wrote: (89 points)
February 19, 2016 - Château Cheval Blanc vertical tasting dinner #1 (Vienna Cafe & Wine Bar): started out with a very off-putting nose; almost seemed to have some volatile acidity going on. This definitely improved after a couple of hours of air. Black currant, juniper berries, fresh herbs, musk, and Indian spices dominated the nose. It certainly had the most unique nose of the night. Stronger on the palate, with good depth. Velvety tannins that are nicely integrated. Fell short on the finish. Not a showstopper by any means, but a good showing considering the vintage. Would drink this relatively soon.
Philippe_C wrote: (90 points)
October 13, 2015 - Very evolved nose of ripe red pepers, wet underwood, black fruit... tannins presence, red pepers, licorice, average lenght
Aenie wrote: (93 points)
November 26, 2013 - after 2 hrs. like a ride horse run into forest , wide , cool and pure , cassis , in mouth is good , fruit is round and power
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- Vintage 1981
- 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 5 (2%)
- In Cellars 236 (77%)
- Consumed 66 (21%)
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