Red

1949 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • 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.

  • KenK wrote: 98 points

    May 8, 2019 - From a 375ml popped & poured for my dear friend’s 70th DDLM. The real deal, a true wow wine. Unreal aromas of dried violets, forest floor, and dark spices. Smooth and rich dried succulent red fruits with unbelievable balance and length. Tannins are resolved, however nice acid backbone provides lively balance. A complete wine bordering on perfection. One of the true greats.

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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)

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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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  • By John Kapon
    Hotlanta, 1/4/2008

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

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    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 (68%)
  • Consumed 71 (32%)

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