1921 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • BradE wrote:

    January 21, 2015 - Last bottle of this (that's happening more and more these days), and its been a pleasure drinking each and every one. This bottle was great - showing its age definitely, but still very enjoyable.

  • BradE wrote:

    January 3, 2008 - Consistant with previous tastings. A great bottle of wine, and a pleasure to drink.

  • Siggy wrote: (99 points)

    January 2, 2008 - Tasting Group Dinner - Bordeaux at Heidi's (Heidi's, Minneapolis): Breathtaking stuff. Deep, stunningly youthful brilliant maroon. Fantastically expressive nose that unfolds with waves of raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, rhubarb, caramel, brown sugar, leather, graphite, smoke, tea, earth, and a zillion other flavors. Concentrated and intense, yet elegant and ethereally smooth on the mouth. The texture is like silk. Surprisingly, this improved steadily as it saw air, and came across as more youthful than the 62. One of the best wines I have ever had, and easily my WOTN. I would have guessed this was a 15-25 year old wine, not 87 years. This was a Vandermeulen bottle that Brad acquired from Acker, so we were all pretty confident that this was the real deal.

  • Dave Dalluge wrote: (99 points)

    January 2, 2008 - Wednesdays at Heidi's: This was a Vandermeulen bottling courtesy of Brad England. It was double decanted just prior to leaving for the restaurant and then vacuum sealed. The color was a deep brick/rust red -- stunning for a wine of this age. It was darker than the 62 and almost as dark as the 86. The nose was nuanced and compelling -- featuring ripe red and black fruits, smoke, tobacco and much more. The taste was another step up in intensity delivering an enthralling blend of red fruit, blueberry, raspberry, carmel, brown sugar and more. Mouthcoating. Expansive. Oh so silky smooth. Amazingly youthful. Perfect finish. It's hard not to let the 86 year old label sway your experience, but this was truely a thrilling wine.

  • BradE wrote:

    October 11, 2006 - Surprisingly light on the nose. But take a sip, and wow. Caramel, cheese, excellent on the palate. A great wine.

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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)

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

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  • By John Kapon
    Top 100 Weekend, Year III, 1/3/2007

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1921
  • 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 23 (70%)
  • Consumed 10 (30%)

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