Red

1961 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 1983 - 2005 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • tinybubbles Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 5, 2020 - 2000 late release bottle. Still quite primary with the structure and wood notes at the fore for the first hour. Having not had good recent luck with bottles of this, was interesting to now taste a too young bottle. Soft tannins. 95+

  • G_H wrote: flawed

    June 1, 2019 - Cheval Blanc Vertical ‘Chez Elke’ (Hotel Hohenzollern, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler): Stunning chateau bottle in pristine condition, but it was just over the hill and oxidized. Bummer...

  • hartmarco wrote:

    June 1, 2019 - Very light turpid color, oxidative notes. Given slight hints of plastic in the finish, bottle may have been faulty rather than just past his peak.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Jeff Leve wrote: 96 points

    February 4, 2019 - Talk about bottled decadence, this is the real deal. Miles either did not have a good bottle of this, or drinking out of a Dixie cup killed it, because this sexy stunner is the real deal. Silky, opulent, and bordering on decadent, the fruit has this porty quality that adds to the richness, depth, length and sweetness.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • tinybubbles wrote: flawed

    February 21, 2018 - A roasty complexion. One-dimensional palate. Not a good example.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/20/2011 (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.

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  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

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

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

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

    (Cheval Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    8/13/2007 (link)

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

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/25/2007 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    June 2007 (link)

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion) A very dense colour here. The nose tells me this wine is plainly oxidised and suffering from heat damage, and resembles a glass-matured Banyuls more than claret. A crying shame.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1961
  • 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 1000000000180

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 350 (85%)
  • Consumed 59 (14%)

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