Red

1981 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Libournais
  • > St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 1998 - 2012
CT91.8 26 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 22

  • 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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  • Aenie Likes this wine: (93 points)

    July 4, 2013 - colour is blink blink and clear, perfume with big bouquet, earth , skin saddle , branch and leaf , after 2 hrs. wine is show up , like gallop a horse in deciduous forest , wide and damp, long finish, peak , impress so much

  • Harley1199 wrote:

    February 1, 2013 - Returning to Wine & View Bar; 1/23/2013-2/1/2013 (Vaanta Airport - Helsinki): Fully mature colour. Totally resolved to a brownish one.
    Tears to be crying all day long
    What a nose! Complex to the bone of garrige beans, milky chocolate and clove among many others. Definitively a perfume.
    More austere on the palate, as the Chateaux wants to reefier, acid still but without that aromas exuberance. Just good at best.
    Quite ready in my modest opinion.
    Unquestionably an outstanding bottle but only because that nose.

    Color plenamente maduro. Totalmente resuelto hacia uno amarronado.
    Piernas para servir cafés en Santiago de Chile.
    ¡Pedazo de nariz! Compleja a más no poder con aromas a algarrobas, chocolate con leche y clavo entre otros. Definitivamente un perfume.
    En boca más austero, como al propio Chateaux le gusta referirse, todavía ácido pero sin la exhibe rancia que aportaban esos aromas. En lo mejor solo bueno.
    Bastante listo en mi modesta opinión.
    Incuestionablemente una botella fuera de lo común pero solo por esa nariz.

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  • canan wrote: (93 points)

    April 19, 2012 - Nose: mild plum fruit and sewer with a hint of pine needles.
    Palate: Watery and mild but there is a little rust and shoe polish. Great minerality. Some nutty flavors and a few dried herbs. A very subtle taste but very elegant. The tannins are fully integrated.

  • Aenie wrote: (93 points)

    April 2, 2012 - Smell is good , heavy terrior, cheval blanc style big power , medium fruit low acid

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  • By John Gilman
    Bonus Articles, Right Time, Right Bank (Originally April 2001, updated November 2003)

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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (2%)
  • In Cellars 189 (79%)
  • Consumed 46 (19%)

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