1981 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru

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Community Tasting Note

  • Ho Bryan wrote: 93 points

    April 13, 2011 - Gosh, lovely stuff. Just reinforces how good Bordeaux is even in the supposedly weaker vintages - this is great classic Claret. No signs of being over the hill, and while fully mature there is still tannin evident that suggests it will hold this plateau for a good 5 years if not more like 10. Powerful bouquet on the quick decant prior to drinking; sweet and lovely floral notes. Over the course of half an hour though this settled into a strong cigar smoke with a touch of pepper.

    Glad I tried it and to have a few more. Don't put this into any kind of WOTN competition with esteemed vintages, but if you drink just for the pleasure of aged Bdx there is something to like here at a very keen price for the quality.


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