Red

1971 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 40

  • RayOB wrote: (93 points)

    September 22, 2017 - Surprising good for the vintage. Nose of leather, green peppers, spice and red fruit.

  • englishman's claret wrote: (94 points)

    July 2, 2017 - Huge nose right out of the gate, immediately very Vosne-ish in its spice and red fruit profile. An ethereal wine, almost no weight left at this point but remarkably aromatic. With half an hour of air, spearmint, leather, and ganache emerge to create a light-footed but recognizably Cheval profile. I wonder what the cepage is here, because the cab franc seems quite prominent. The palate takes a little more time to flesh out but remains quite lithe nonetheless. Long, spice-driven finish. This needs to be drunk now unless out of large format or a very cold cellar. Base neck fill. 94-95

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  • RockinCabs Likes this wine: (95 points)

    June 30, 2017 - Nose: Upon opening gorgeous notes of red fruit, caramelized cherries and vosne romanee spices. Bit of bell pepper and sweet earth as well. Palate: Grew in depth with decanting and by hour 3 or so this was layered and giving red cherries, plum, quince, spearmint, and warm baking spices. Bit of vegetable garden and tobacco round out the silky well integrated palate feel. Finish: quite spice driven, but nice aged red fruit and leather linger.

    What a wine.

  • johnh1001 wrote: (95 points)

    June 23, 2017 - Perfect condition. Drank in St Emilion. Bright now of violet and red fruit. Fresh and pure on the palate with excellent grip. Perfect place right now and believe it will hold.

  • dchain Likes this wine: (94 points)

    April 1, 2017 - Light ruby. Lovely black tea (Pu'er) nose together with dry and fresh orange peel that you get in older Cheval Blanc. Medium weight, very Burundian in terms of mouth feel and sensation. Still has the power but such a delicate touch and stunning soil, plum, spice in the nose and palate. Really a wonderful bottle and probably the best I have had from my birth year.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/3/2010 (link) 95 points

    (Château Cheval Blanc) Bricking dark red violet color; berry, spice, red currant nose; rich, youthful, baked berry, red currant, mineral, herbs palate, elegant and complex; medium-plus finish 95+ pts.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1971
  • 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 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 195 (67%)
  • Consumed 93 (32%)

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