St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 

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95-100 / 100



St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 
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Avis d'expert
19 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
We seemed to be drinking this wine on the perfect night for the peak of its evolution. Rich, yet almost volcanic scents. Smooth, polished texture. Not quite so refreshing (nor as deep-coloured) as the Cheval 1950 but very winning with a perfume reminiscent of roses. Wonderfully voluptuous - sort of splits the difference between the 1950 and the 1953. Gamey notes. This magnum came from the same Danish cellar as the 1950, bought four or five years ago. Exceedingly rich.
97 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
Fully mature and glorious. Lovely aromas of berries and spice lead to intense flavors of dried fruit, cedar and tobacco, balanced, vivid and long. Shows great elegance and class.
96 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
I have rated the 1949 Cheval Blanc as high as 100, but more consistently in the mid to upper 90s. It is one of the great Cheval Blancs - not as port-like and syrupy as the 1947, but more classically rendered. But do not take that to mean this is a wimpish wine. It is an unbelievably rich, sweet, expansive, full-bodied style of Cheval Blanc with enormous quantities of glycerin, fruit, alcohol, and extract. Although it has been drinkable for decades, it continues to offer that exotic, Asian spice, cedar, and huge, sweet fruit-scented nose. Unctuously-textured, thick, rich, vibrant, pure, and compelling.
Vintage 1949
Rating 95-100
Classification St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Emilion
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Cheval Blanc
Country France
Château informations
Cheval Blanc
Cheval Blanc

Cheval Blanc is located in the town of Saint-Emilion, on the edge of the Pomerol appellation. Rated 1st Grand Cru Classé A, it shares the top ranking of Saint-Emilion with Château AusoneAngelus and Pavie. With the Premiers Crus Classés of the Médoc, they constitute the most prestigious estates of all of Bordeaux. Since 1998, Bernard Arnault and Albert Frère have been the owners with the wish to vitalize the Cheval Blanc estate "with respect for its history, as its heritage, and in total confidence in the teams in place. "

Cheval Blanc is one of the most regular wines in the world with the ability to be excellent at any age. The greatest vintages of the estate: 1921, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1982, 1985, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000.

The percentage of grape varieties is atypical for the right bank of the Gironde but in reality it is in perfect harmony with the nature of the soil: Cabernet Franc (49%), Merlot (47%), Cabernet Sauvignon (4%). There is therefore a mosaic of grape varieties within the single plot of 37 hectares. The estate produces the "Grand Vin de Cheval Blanc" in red as well as a second wine "Le petit Cheval", which is available in red and white.

Powerful, without aggressiveness, spherical, silky, always elegant and racy in its Cabernet Franc gangue that surrounds the Merlot, the Cheval Blanc wine is close to a Pomerol, without completely resembling a Saint-Emilion ... >> To find out more: read the article "Cheval Blanc, Premier Grand Cru Classé A"

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