Château Cheval Blanc 1961 (1 BT)
Château Cheval Blanc 1961
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A)
u. t/hs, label slightly soiled but good for age
The year of the 29 May frost and La Grande Coulure - the result was a production of 11 hl/hectare, or 160 barrels. New wood was used in this vintage. 12.5% alcohol. In the past, I have found it minty, meaty and complex. In 2007, it was fabulously layered and firing on all cylinders. Tannic and yet sweet. Intoxicating depth and with profound mystery. It is a staggeringly beautiful wine. In 2011 at the Château, a nose of undergrowth, rich leaves and coffee beans. And a fabulous taste of roasted coffee, prunes and raisins. Lovely plummy tastes. Great composition and structure.
Serena Sutcliffe, MW
1 bt (cn)
HISTORIC BORDEAUX PURCHASED IN 2017 FROM TWO VERY WELL KNOWN UK AUCTION HOUSES WITH YOUNGER BORDEAUX AND BURGUNDY FROM A SMALL SELECTION OF HIGHLY REGARDED UK WINE MERCHANTS
LYING IN GREENFORD, MIDDLESEX
Offered Duty Paid only
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