Red

1949 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 38

  • Collector1855 wrote: 95 points

    November 29, 2019 - Chateau Cheval Blanc - 30 year vertical (1949-2015) tasted blind: This was very particular to say the least. Full of Co2 like a sparkling wine at the start. After shaking it out, a wonderful wine actually appeared. Lots of red fruit, raspberry, tertiary animalic notes as well, sweet spices, like a CdP Reserve from Pegau from a light vintage almost or a ripe California Pinot. Very good complexity. How do you score such an encounter? Don’t know but my pleasure score was clearly 95+.

  • Jeff Leve wrote: 92 points

    August 15, 2019 - I know there are legendary bottles of this around, I remember one about 15 years ago, but this specific bottle was not showing its true depth. The fruit was ripe, generous, plummy, earthy, floral and leaf-filled. The texture offered depth, silk and an exotic mouth-feel, but the wine ended a bit too quickly. Still, any bottle of Cheval Blanc is more than a treat, and when you factor in that this was 70 years old, it was an amazing treat!

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  • Burgnick wrote:

    June 21, 2019 - In magnum.Not in good condition. The nose displayed a port-like nose which resembled the 47 Cheval Blanc I had earlier this year. Palate was funky, dirty and herbal.

  • G_H wrote: 93 points

    June 1, 2019 - Cheval Blanc Vertical ‘Chez Elke’ (Hotel Hohenzollern, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler): Figs, balsamic, dried figs, mushrooms, a tad too much acidity

  • hartmarco Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 1, 2019 - Very turpid color. Interesting nose of button mushrooms and dried figs with a nice balance on the palate.

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  • 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)

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

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  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

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    5/6/2008 (link)

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    5/6/2008 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Hotlanta, 1/4/2008

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JancisRobinson.com

  • 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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    8/13/2007 (link)

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

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1949
  • 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 148 (66%)
  • Consumed 75 (34%)

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