Red

1953 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 1996 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 26

  • G_H wrote: 99 points

    June 1, 2019 - Cheval Blanc Vertical ‘Chez Elke’ (Hotel Hohenzollern, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler): Stunner and so surprising! This even edged out the 47 that night (at least for me). Coffee, mocha, cassis, chocolate, incredibly dense wine with a long long finish. AMAZING!

  • hartmarco wrote: 99 points

    June 1, 2019 - Gorgeous gorgeous bottle. Wonderful aromas of coffee, mocca and cassis. Insanely powerful for its age with still significant tannins.

  • nywine68 wrote: 96 points

    March 26, 2019 - An Evening of Vinous Merriment and Majesty Among Friends (Craft, New York): An amazing nose. Very polished mouthfeel. The wine feels light on its feet but has the classic merlot flavor profile. Very nuanced and complex. Delicious

  • matage wrote: 96 points

    January 18, 2019 - Decanted for close to an hour. Old leather, pencil shavings and some tight and with shy fruit (prune/black cherry) to start.
    Opening up nicely and continues to evolve and improve for another 4 hours. High quality leather, rust/raw meat, spice, sweet tobacco.
    Would have never guessed this could be 65 years of age if I had it blind. Very elegant and wonderfully integrated - one of the best wines I ever had the fortune to drink (as this luckily wasn't a mere tasting).

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 89 points

    December 29, 2018 - Much better on the palate, with its lush textures, than on the nose, due to its strong nutty character. More than fully mature, if you are sitting on any, the wine is going to continue losing fruit from here.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/20/2014 (link)

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

Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    October 2011 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/2/2010 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

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

    (Cheval Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

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

    (Château Cheval Blanc (served from double magnum)) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1953
  • 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 (4%)
  • In Cellars 85 (62%)
  • Consumed 47 (34%)

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