Château Cheval Blanc

St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend

9.41773 ratings
9.4619 pro ratings
St. Émilion, Libournais, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Beautifully perfumed, sweet red raspberries, damp forest floor, dried violets, dried red currants, spices, velvety tannins, long finish. 🔥

Beautifully perfumed, sweet red raspberries, damp forest floor, dried violets, dried red currants, spices, velvety tannins, long finish. 🔥

Nov 25th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Gorgeous! Purity, length, complexity and harmonious structure throughout. Blown away by the freshness this had, from color to fruit character to energy on the palate. Carries the vintage well, structured yet showing incredible finesse right now. I don’t drink Bordeaux often, but damn when it hits, it hits in all the right spots. This will be even better with time IMO. What a wine

Gorgeous! Purity, length, complexity and harmonious structure throughout. Blown away by the freshness this had, from color to fruit character to energy on the palate. Carries the vintage well, structured yet showing incredible finesse right now. I don’t drink Bordeaux often, but damn when it hits, it hits in all the right spots. This will be even better with time IMO. What a wine

Oct 23rd, 2018
Conrad Green

Lovely and succulent. Broad, plummy and settled. Beautifully balanced and sexy. What a wine.

Lovely and succulent. Broad, plummy and settled. Beautifully balanced and sexy. What a wine.

Oct 5th, 2018
Cody Short

I’m not a fan of the 2003 vintage but this was really good. No stewed fruit, very elegant and expressive. Drinking great young

I’m not a fan of the 2003 vintage but this was really good. No stewed fruit, very elegant and expressive. Drinking great young

Sep 30th, 2018
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.8

Tasting group last night. My 5th, Group 4th. Aldehydic, filmy, bing cherry fruit. Sweet? Nice body, good acid. Not a terrific bottle?

Tasting group last night. My 5th, Group 4th. Aldehydic, filmy, bing cherry fruit. Sweet? Nice body, good acid. Not a terrific bottle?

Sep 14th, 2018
Ira Schwartz

I was floored by the aromas coming from the glass, plums , tea, smoke , something green.. I wanted to stop there because I feared the palate could not come close to the nose. Boy was I wrong. Tannins obviously resolved but the acid was an eye-opener. Mushrooms , dark fruits, orange zest and figs . A lovely finish that was silk like.

I was floored by the aromas coming from the glass, plums , tea, smoke , something green.. I wanted to stop there because I feared the palate could not come close to the nose. Boy was I wrong. Tannins obviously resolved but the acid was an eye-opener. Mushrooms , dark fruits, orange zest and figs . A lovely finish that was silk like.

Aug 1st, 2018
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9.9

The 1948 Cheval Blanc may well constitute the most unheralded legendary wine of the 20th century, in no small part because it precedes the 1947. However, after years of several mavens lionizing this vintage and after one impressive but not convincing bottle, I encountered a 1948 Cheval Blanc that frankly, blew me away. This third bottle originates from the same source as that and mirrors its performance. Deep and lucid in color, it has a quite astonishing bouquet that is high-toned and decadent: kirsch, blueberry and a hint of liquorice, all beautifully defined. But it is the power that knocks you sideways. The palate is exquisitely balanced with supple tannin, velvety in texture with a multi-layered smorgasbord of glistening red fruit towards the finish – wild strawberry, Morello cherry, and cranberry all mixed with subtle ferrous and tobacco notes. It is a wondrous Saint-Émilion that I would dearly love to compare with the 1947 one day! Tasted at a private dinner in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

The 1948 Cheval Blanc may well constitute the most unheralded legendary wine of the 20th century, in no small part because it precedes the 1947. However, after years of several mavens lionizing this vintage and after one impressive but not convincing bottle, I encountered a 1948 Cheval Blanc that frankly, blew me away. This third bottle originates from the same source as that and mirrors its performance. Deep and lucid in color, it has a quite astonishing bouquet that is high-toned and decadent: kirsch, blueberry and a hint of liquorice, all beautifully defined. But it is the power that knocks you sideways. The palate is exquisitely balanced with supple tannin, velvety in texture with a multi-layered smorgasbord of glistening red fruit towards the finish – wild strawberry, Morello cherry, and cranberry all mixed with subtle ferrous and tobacco notes. It is a wondrous Saint-Émilion that I would dearly love to compare with the 1947 one day! Tasted at a private dinner in London. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

May 24th, 2018
Shay A
9.7

One of the greatest wines I’ve had the privilege of tasting. Cab franc is a favorite of mine and to enjoy a top shelf to CF in the world is a treat...not much green pepper, more beef jerky and soy sauce than vegetal notes. Powerful even after hours of being open. Worthy of smelling for days (violet, dusted blackberries). What a pull from @Mark Flesher ! I just had to feel like a part of the WNH tonight after I saw their wines last night! @Martin G Rivard @Bill Bender @Shawn R @David L

One of the greatest wines I’ve had the privilege of tasting. Cab franc is a favorite of mine and to enjoy a top shelf to CF in the world is a treat...not much green pepper, more beef jerky and soy sauce than vegetal notes. Powerful even after hours of being open. Worthy of smelling for days (violet, dusted blackberries). What a pull from @Mark Flesher ! I just had to feel like a part of the WNH tonight after I saw their wines last night! @Martin G Rivard @Bill Bender @Shawn R @David L

Apr 28th, 2018
Shawn R

I didn’t like it, I loved it!@Martin G Rivard @David L

I didn’t like it, I loved it!@Martin G Rivard @David L

Apr 26th, 2018
Shawn R

Stellar evening for the start of the WNH!

Stellar evening for the start of the WNH!

Apr 26th, 2018