Red

1973 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • Wine_lvr wrote: (92 points)

    December 20, 2015 - Cheval Blanc Vertical Tasting (Old Swiss House, Lucerne, Switzerland): Mature garnet in color. Nose shows black licorice, red berries but also hints of sulfur. Overall it is an elegant (light) wine, nice sweetness and good structure and for a 1973 this was a superb wine.

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  • Eric Tang Tsz To wrote: (92 points)

    October 17, 2015 - It's reddish-brown and transparent. Residual alcohol exists and gone in two hours. It's very smooth, light (like Burgundy) and sweet with leather, plum, dry leaves, tea. Medium finish with remarkable acidity and very mild red fruits. It delivered consistently and it was still living after 7 hours! Better at nose than on palate. No reason to store any longer. But it'd be an enjoyment to have a wine from such a difficult year and still living and delivering lovely.

  • onboisduvin wrote: (98 points)

    August 23, 2015 - Great!!! Can not image how time can change a bottle of Bordeaux wine into Burgundy style. The aroma was unbelievable although the palate was a bit light. Now I am worried when is the appropriate moment for my 2000 cheval blanc, another 40 years later maybe......

  • Goldstone Likes this wine: (95 points)

    June 4, 2015 - Old Bordeaux Dinner (Hong Kong Country Club, Shouson Hill, Hong Kong): Low neck fill. Totally transparent but with a very harmonious and consistent light ruby colour.....it looks jeweled and fresh still. Nose is lovely - seductive, rich, dried herbs still hanging on the bush on a sun-baked dry earth hillside with a few drops of misty rain. I can't stop sniffing this. Palate is light but gorgeously poised, good acidity balanced perfectly by light red fruits of raspberry and redcurrant. Gosh, I'm having a silence attack. Lightly, femininely resonant and reverberant. Absolutely brilliant....wow....wow...clearly a perfect bottle.

  • ove_stammrud wrote:

    May 30, 2015 - Elegant og kompleks nese med mange lag av subtile detaljer. Dufter av mørke og rødebær, jord, krydder (indisk butikk), cigar box, moden frukt, frorale toner. Elegant slank og smidig munnfølelse med godt nedslipte tanniner, hint av lakris og skråtobakk i utgang. Pen frukt. Sofistikert stil.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1973
  • 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

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  • In Cellars 51 (77%)
  • Consumed 15 (23%)

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