Red

2001 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 82

  • 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.

  • RA1 Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 10, 2018 - This bottle was a little more closed than the prior one served at home, but could have been more to do with the warm serving temperature. Deep purple with crimson rim. Swirling brings out chocolate and bramble earth aromas with fungi, not as pronounced as my prior bottle, but still noticeable. With decanting the wine opened up a little more with some beautiful fruit and a medium plus finish, but again a bit muted. Tobacco finish. 93-94

  • liangbeng wrote: 91 points

    September 16, 2018 - A little too early try again after 2020. Opened 3 hours before drinking without decanting. Could do with maybe 3-4 hours of decanting before drinking.

  • RA1 Likes this wine: 96 points

    September 9, 2018 - Deep purple with ruby rim. Expressive nose of many different aromas including chocolate, bramble fruit, smoke, blue fruit and even a haunting DRC Echezeaux-like fungi. Palate mostly blue fruit, redcurrant, mint chocolate. Long finish for the first hour then closed up a bit. The nose was a real beauty, if the palate was slightly less impressive. Beautiful wine if seems still young. Score reflects more future development.

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JancisRobinson.com

  • 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)

    (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.

JancisRobinson.com

  • 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)

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

The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.

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)

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

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

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

JancisRobinson.com

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

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

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 37 (2%)
  • In Cellars 1,586 (71%)
  • Consumed 596 (27%)

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