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1971 Château Cheval Blanc

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 89 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 47387-1971-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    A rather meaty and rich wine with an abundance of developed fruit flavors. Deep ruby center with a garnet edge, and light stewed tomato, tobacco and orange peel aromas; full-bodied, with velvety tomato and tobacco flavors and a lovely, silky finish.--Cheval-Blanc vertical.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Bordeaux Book(1998) | Rating: 84

    Somewhat of a disappointment, the 1971, while very good, has in the last several years, begun to brown badly. Nevertheless, the wine still has plenty of sweet fruit, a burnt, roasted character to its bouquet, and medium body. The 1971 is a pleasant, lowbrow Cheval Blanc that should be drunk over the next 2-3 years. Anticipated maturity: Now. Last tasted, 10/90.
    Drink Dates: 1990-1993
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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

    • 38 bottles owned
    • 17 collectors