Red

1948 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • G_H wrote: 97 points

    June 1, 2019 - Cheval Blanc Vertical ‘Chez Elke’ (Hotel Hohenzollern, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler): Chateau bottling. Irish moss candy, herbs, slightly lactic, apricots, incredibly balanced. While the 47 gained a lot with air this was ready right off the bat and lost slightly with air

  • hartmarco Likes this wine: 95 points

    June 1, 2019 - Wonderfully balanced with a complex nose. Sweet notes of camomille and apricote with a pleasant creaminess to it. Unfortunately the wine quickly deteriorated over time becoming quite one-dimensional

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: 95 points

    August 18, 2018 - From magnum. Monolithic. Largely fruit driven palate with some soil and tar. Required some air time to fully reveal itself.

  • dream Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 7, 2017 - A perfect bottle shared at Craft with Omar, Les and Larry. Quite tight at first but after an hour in the decanter it really began to show itself with delicous dark black fruits acompanied by utterly complex notes of soy, smoked game, bouillon and black truffles. Clearly a more structured vintage of Cheval but just a classic firm expression of the vineyard and it has many years of life left. Just a gorgeous aged St. Emilion.

  • Xavier Auerbach wrote: 96 points

    January 10, 2013 - A private dinner (Amsterdam): Château-bottled, excellent condition, impeccable provenance. Amazing power and richness, excellent depth and wonderful weight of fruit, wonderful sweetness, big, tannic, excellent Cabernet Franc typicity and spice. A truly great 1948, incredibly vigorous at 65 years of age.

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  • By Neal Martin
    A Century of Bordeaux: The Eights (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

    (Cheval Blanc Cheval Blanc Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Ian D'Agata
    October 2011 (link)

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc Saint Emilion) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Spontaneous Combustion, 5/9/2011

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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/10/2007 (link)

    (Ch Cheval Blanc St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Bipin Cheval Weekend, 12/7/2007

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/25/2007 (link)

    (Ch Cheval Blanc St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1948
  • 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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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 41 (51%)
  • Consumed 39 (49%)

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