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Château Cheval Blanc 1961 (1 BT)

HISTORIC BORDEAUX

Château Cheval Blanc 1961 (1 BT)

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

WA 91

1 bt (cn)


Provenance:


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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