Red

1997 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • Lord Rayas wrote: (87 points)

    October 26, 2015 - Lunch with Jamie Birkmyre (The Pawn): funky aromas of dust and stewed fruits. prob past its prime. not my cup of tea. drink up.

  • TheDane wrote: (90 points)

    April 28, 2015 - Drank blind with my wineclub.
    Very typical St Emilion nose - colour shows signs of age. ( overage??)
    Nice fruit, but very low on tannis.
    Definitely a wine to be enjoyed NOW!
    The wine looks light brown colored. There is no sediment in the bottle. The body is light/medium. The wine has narrow texture. The wine finishes long. .

  • dcwino wrote: (92 points)

    April 22, 2015 - Cheval Blanc and D'Yquem dinner with Pierre Lurton and Bernard Burtschy (Taberna del Alabardero, Washington D.C.): Medium/perfumed nose, medium fresh red fruits, raspberry and strawberry, lead pencil, mineral, flower, leather and earth. Medium concentration, mineral and medium finish. There is a hint of bitter note that clips the finish short. Really enjoyable Cheval Blanc nose.

  • pixie87 Likes this wine: (92 points)

    July 26, 2014 - This is a jeaune fille, cloaked in red silk, medium to dark. She's conventionally attractive, pretty, nice to look at, but what's most beautiful is her optimism, the bounce and dance in her step. She's classy and elegant, yet vivacious - she's not weary of the world and jaded... at least not yet.

  • RISM wrote: (91 points)

    May 9, 2014 - Deep ruby turning to brick. Cedar, pine needles and forest floor bouquet with saddle leather and black fruit. The palate is more rounded than 3 years ago, no dustiness, tannins still present, but not as prevalent, and blackcurrant/cedar bouquet lasts through to the long, pleasurable finish. Drank after 2 hours decanting, this wine has improved over last three years, and is very attractive given the vintage.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2007 (link) 16.5 points

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion) A lively, open, slightly meaty, deep and characterful nose, evolved, with a little nuance of green peppercorn and hints of iron. Rather detached on the palate, a little lean, and certainly gentle through the midpalate. Soft, integrated, aged. Drinking now. Interesting, developed and ready to go. But no better than good really.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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

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  • In Cellars 369 (75%)
  • Consumed 124 (25%)

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