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1970 Château Cheval Blanc

  • 91 WS
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 47387-1970-750

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    From The Purple Notebook - Bill Baker's Dinner at the Blueprint CafeVery dark tobacco. Sweet and round. Long, light and fully evolved. Dark brick. Sweetly fragrant.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 85

    The 1970 has been fully mature for over a decade. Medium ruby/garnet with some browning, this wine has a cedary, sweet, tobacco-scented aroma, plump, ripe, round flavors that exhibit decent concentration, and soft tannins. The wine is medium bodied, very soft, yet lacks the focus and concentration a Premier Grand Cru Classe should possess. It should be drunk up.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    This vintage shows notable bottle variation at Cheval; we had a good one, fragrant with plum, floral and spice aromas, round and velvety on the palate, balanced and long. --Cheval-Blanc vertical.
    Author: Thomas Matthews
  • Self | Rating:

    Garnet in color. Medium rim variation. Black currant (cassis), Raspberry, Flint, Mint. Medium/Full bodied. Bright texture. Long finish.
    Author: Augie
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Medium body, plenty of fruit left even after 35+ years, hints of chocolate, plum, cedar, and tobacco. Just a hint of dryness. Ready now yet can go for even a few more years without losing its flavor.
    Drink Dates: 2000-2012
    Author: Charles
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

  • 280 bottles owned
  • 57 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 57 collectors)