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1979 Château Cheval Blanc

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / SAINT-ÉMILION
  • 82 WA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 47387-1979-750

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$450.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A little simple but very focused. Medium ruby-garnet, with fresh tobacco and berry aromas; medium-bodied, with berry, tobacco and clean fruit flavors, medium tannins and light vanilla flavors on the finish.--Cheval-Blanc vertical.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 82

    At one time elegant, lightweight, and pleasant, the 1979 Cheval Blanc continues to develop in an unexciting fashion. The color is light ruby with a watery edge. The nose offers minty, mineral, earthy, herbaceous aromas backed by some berry and coffee-scented fruit. Light and lacking substance, with a short, angular finish, this wine was more enjoyable several years ago.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Excellent. Consumed at the Coulter ski trip.
    Author: Chez Fisher
  • Self | Rating: 93

    limited fruit but mature. Not long lived but well balanced substantially exceeds its |ratings|
    Drink Dates: 2000-2012
    Author: RalphTs
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Maintains deep color. Toasted oak on nose and palate. Earthy. Great balance and structure. Very enjoyable and a nice surprise.
    Author: Mike N296
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

  • 104 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 43 collectors)