Red

2001 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 85

  • RayOB wrote: 94 points

    December 20, 2019 - Drank in London
    Still as beautiful as when I drank it at the Chateau. Nearly as good as the 2000

  • Cailles wrote: 94 points

    December 16, 2019 - 30 Vintages of Cheval Blanc: All tasted blind. 1982 to 2015 (with 1949 in the mix). The wines are fragrant, perfumed, seductive and always soft and without weight. Best performing vintages: the rather hot/ripe vintages 2015, 2009 and 1982 (all complex, seductive, complete and with elevated concentration). Next best: the promising and pure 2010, the still sexy 1990 and the immortal 1949. Notable outperformer: 2011 with many other good off-vintages. Notable underperformer: 2005, 2000, 1998 which all showed rather muted and not yet ready.

    TN: Sadly, this was slightly corked which made tainted the experience and made an analysis of the nose quite difficult. Much less of a problem on the palate. This was a lot of fun to drink. Dark and red fruit, perfumed floral notes, lots meaty notes (this was rather surprising), leather and all embedded in a powerful but soft structure with softened tannins and a good acidity and on top with a very good length. Like many 2001 this would be a steal which could easily reach 95-97 points (without the TCA and with a one or the other more years on the hip). Still not really a strong buy considering the price. 94 (probably 96 without the cork).

  • Collector1855 wrote: 96 points

    November 29, 2019 - Chateau Cheval Blanc - 30 year vertical (1949-2015) tasted blind: Very spicy nose here dark and red fruit. The palate is racy with good tannins supporting the fruit, deep and dark. A more masculine Cheval. There was some discussion whether it had a slight TCA note. I think it had but for me light enough to still properly rate the wine.

  • fizz wrote:

    August 17, 2019 - Double decanted 2 hours. Expressive nose of blue fruits, dark chocolate, clove. No cedar, tobacco at all. There’s such good balance between fruit, tannins and acid on the palate. Mid-weight, silky mouthfeel. Drinking so well now.

  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 30, 2019 - In fine form, with sweet aromatics and a ripe, velvety palate. Modest barnyard notes quickly blew off. Notes of red berries, cocoa and graphite, with a balanced green element emerging on the finish.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/1/2012 (link)

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

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    12/16/2011 (link)

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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
    3/10/2011 (link)

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

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Right Bank Showdown, 8/26/2010

    (Cheval Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/26/2010 (link)

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

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/3/2009 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

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JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/17/2008 (link)

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

Vintage Tastings

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

    (Cheval Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/22/2002 (link)

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RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/28/2007 (link) 92 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Bright dark red violet color; tobacco, tart red fruit nose; concentrated, structured, tart red fruit, with minerality, elegant; long finish 92+ pts.

Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2006 (link) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion) This has a moderate depth of colour, showing some surprising maturity on inspection, something I noticed when I tasted it previously, back in 2005. Nevertheless it has some ripe fruit on the nose, with maturing fruits infused with notes of green peppercorn and mint, characteristics I associate with appropriately ripe Cabernet Franc. This is divine. On the palate, behind a layer of berry fruit rubbed with vanilla, there is a melding of great character with fine elegance, with great style, although still showing a rather raw structure at present. Delightful, well-bred wine; as last time, it needs integration of structure, and yet has a paradoxically enticingly ready aroma and flavour. Ignoring the appearance, this has great potential to please over the coming years, but I am uncertain as to its longevity.

  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2005 (link) 18+ points

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion) This has a surprisingly mature hue for such a young wine, especially the grand vin, showing a much more advanced colour than the older 1999 and 2000. But it has a beautiful nose, very perfumed, aromatic coffee grounds and gently roasted meats. Lovely style. Fine texture on entry, proceeding to a full yet smoothly integrated midpalate, although there is still a little display of fatness and tannin. But despite the need for further integration, the flavours are quite evolved. Will, on the basis of this bottle if it is representative, will be drinking very shortly. I should perhaps reserve judgement, but....

RJonWine.com

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/28/2005 (link) 93 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Lavender nose; gorgeous, but tight, cassis, plum, mineral palate with elegance, grip; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

  • By Richard Jennings
    9/3/2004 (link) 93 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Lovely berry nose; light-medium bodied, tasty ripe plum and black fruit palate; long finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2001
  • 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
  • UPC Code 081753800062

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 34 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,595 (71%)
  • Consumed 618 (28%)

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