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CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1947

In Bond Available Duty Paid

Estimate:

130,000

to
- 170,000 GBP

THE ORTIZ COLLECTION

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1947

CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1947

Estimate:

130,000

to
- 170,000 GBP

Lot sold:

229,900

GBP

Château Cheval Blanc 1947

St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A)

Levels into neck, excellent appearance, fully reconditioned at the Château in 2015, small back label states 1947 and Rebouché en 2015, with Q-code and bottle number, tissue wrapped, packed in new owc. Sequential bottle numbers, together with individual numbered reconditioning certificates

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. In 2011 at the Château, 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

WA 100

11 bts (owc)


LYING IN OCTAVIAN, WILTSHIRE

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