Château Cheval Blanc, 1949

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

Château Cheval Blanc, 1949

Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

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£1,195.00
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£1,195.00

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Grape Varietes: Merlot 42%, Cabernet Franc 58% Wine Style: Medium Bodied Red Reviewer Rating: 96 Reviewer: eRobertParker.com Code: 101432 Fill Level: Mid shoulder Label Quality: Label and bottle are both heavily stained - photographs on request
Estate Notes

Château Cheval Blanc 1949 is a mythical and truly legendary wine and the third in line of the great 1940 Bordeaux vintages.

Cheval Blanc is one of Bordeaux's most desireable wines, with a rich and illustrious history protected and currently being built upon by Pierre Lurton, one of Bordeaux's most talented winemakers. Under the current owners and rigorous stewadrship of Lurton, Cheval's 30+ year old vines are treated naturally, including no herbicides and natural fertiliser. Green harvesting and rigorous selection ensure that only the finest fruit reaches the cellar where the produce from each vineyard plot is vinified separately to preserve the character of each terroir.

Such attention to detail means that this luxury label doesn't come cheap, but with Cheval you are not paying for a label but the quality behind it.

Reviews

“I have rated the 1949 Cheval Blanc as high as 100… 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.” eRobertParker.com