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1961 Château Cheval Blanc

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 91 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 100 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 47387-1961-750

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 20

    A truly magnificent magnum. Very sweet, rich and glorious (a word I see I wrote twice). Long, subtle and hugely enjoyable. Racy, mineral with strong graphite notes. Round and so friendly.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    We had two bottles of this vintage. One, recently recorked in California, was rich but clumsy, with an odd earthy/tart contrast; Serena Sutcliffe, who was leading the tasting, suspected adulteration. The other bottle was fantastic, a beautiful expression of this rich, ripe vintage, velvety with plum, prune and meaty flavors, balanced and long. It can hold for another decade.--Cheval-Blanc vertical.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Well-kept bottles of this wine have been fully mature for 20-25 years but show no signs of decline, one of the magical aspects of great vintages of profound Bordeaux wines. Showing considerable amber to the garnet color, this wine shows an exotic nose of licorice, sweet, jammy red and black fruits, spice box, and cedar. In the mouth, the wine is medium-bodied, lush, and fleshy, with plenty of glycerin and a very soft, tactile impression. The wine should be drunk up unless readers have access to pristinely stored, larger format bottles such as magnums, double magnums, etc. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 12/02.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Surprising deep color considering the age. (thought it was from the 80's). Smoke and burnt chocalate. Tobacco, with a smooth acidity. Full and round in the mouth and still with some good grip on the finish. The finish held strongly for a little bit but then vanished. Overall, definitely old, but still healthy with some life although way past prime. But considering the bottle condition and ulage, it was surprisingly good.
    Author: stujakub
Chateau Cheval Blanc, a 1er Grand Cru Classe (A), is the most renowned and sought-after producer in the St. Emilion appellation of Bordeaux. The estate's 37 hectares yield primarily Cabernet Franc and Merlot, with small percentages of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard soils consist of sand, clay and gravel; the clay soil lending opulence and the gravel more tannin structure to the wine. Cheval Blanc is characterized by aromatic complexity such as Asian spice and finesse that lasts through the finish. This Cabernet Franc-based blend has the staying power to age at least 10 to 50 years for the best vintages.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 61 bottles owned
  • 27 collectors