Red

1959 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • ashaley Likes this wine: 98 points

    August 9, 2020 - Incredibly powerful, almost fiery wine -- plenty of life left to go, even after 60 years. Full and vibrant on the tongue, with integrated tannins and a long, satisfying finish. Did not fade after 24 hours.

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 96 points

    July 6, 2019 - Somewhat cloudy crimson with brick edges in the glass. Nose is initially ashy and smoky scorched earth over darker red berry and darker currant fruit. Quickly brightening up and blossoming on the nose. Softer and sweeter red fruit coming up. Not herbaceous but a certain menthol and mintiness. Nose is highly detailed and intricate: graphite, stone, ash, menthol, spice, dark chocolate, and dark red berry. Beginning to show nice ripeness. Don’t see the classic bell pepper. Palate is surprisingly lush if just a little tart at the edges. Chocolatey, but also with blood and iron. Texturally soft and silky, round with a sort of stone mineral texture. A little dusty but mostly fresh. Best off a fresh pour and a quickly fleeting thereafter if critical. Very good and certainly a special bottle, technically strong, detailed and nuanced, but not a towering powerhouse like left bank first growth ‘59s.

  • G_H wrote: 95 points

    June 1, 2019 - Cheval Blanc Vertical ‘Chez Elke’ (Hotel Hohenzollern, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler): Second bottle from the same source and the same negociant. This one showed so beautifully. Iron, blood, barnyard notes, but balanced with a richness and length that just developed into a fabulous balance.

  • hartmarco Likes this wine: 97 points

    June 1, 2019 - Nice bottle that showed much better than a previous one. Similar to previous bottle it had a slightly metallic nose, reminiscent of blood. Here it was beautiful incorporated though thanks to other sweeter notes such as strawberries. Developed nicely with air and only got better and better.

  • hartmarco wrote:

    May 31, 2019 - Right of the bottle with a very powerful nose - a punch of cherries almost. Over time it unfortunately fell apart a bit with a metallic blood like component overtaking everything else, denying balance to the wine.

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    Bipin Cheval Weekend, 12/7/2007

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1959
  • 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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  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 136 (76%)
  • Consumed 42 (23%)

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