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Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947
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LOT SOLD. 23,900 GBP
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Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947
Estimate
18,00022,000
LOT SOLD. 23,900 GBP
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Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947
Chateau Cheval Blanc 1947
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classe (A)
u. h/ms, original label damaged, torn, faded and soiled, new label applied in the 1970s and slightly marked, short embossed metal capsule showing signs of corrosion, vintage and Chateau embossed cork visible. In January 2017, the Bordeaux Nuclear Research Center (ARCANE) concluded that the chemical composition of the glass of the bottle, and the level of Cs-137 in the wine confirmed that the magnum is compatible with the 1947 vintage. Prooftag number AE00 AAAA 00061 was applied. In November 2017, a further inspection at Chateau Cheval Blanc confirmed the authentication. ARCANE report and letter from the Chateau included in the lot.
Vintage from 15 September to 4 October. 14.4% alcohol. We all know about the difficult fermentations (ice in the vats!), extremely high residual sugar and volatile acidity. It can shout blackcurrants and sweetness, as well as coffee and chocolate, something of a Bailey's Cream of a wine! I have seen bottles of perfect provenance that have a thick Portiness unlike any other wine plus fireworks on the finish, truly overwhelming. I would always take the 1949 and 1948 over it, but that is a personal stylistic preference! In 2011 at the Chateau, a great nose of dark chocolate and vanilla pod, almost vanilla bourbon. Such incredible depth and persistence of bouquet. Like a beautiful, soft liqueur, so dense and yet now so palate-caressing. Cocoa powder at the end. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
Lot 2 1 mag (cn)
per lot: GBP 18000-22000
per lot: USD 25000-31000
per lot: EUR 20000-24500

LYING IN GREENFORD, MIDDLESEX
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