1981 Chateau Cheval Blanc St. Emilion Grand Cru
84 Ratings
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84 Ratings
1981 Chateau Cheval Blanc St. Emilion Grand Cru

Winemaker's Notes

(From 1962 Vintage) Petit Cheval is seductive in its youth, being enjoyable from the moment it is bottled, as well as being endowed with a capacity to age.

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    WA92NM Drink 2012 - 2018 Tasted at Cheval Blanc dinner at The Ledbury. The Cheval Blanc 1981 is a beautiful wine, far more charming than the 1982 served at the same dinner. It has a very pure, nonchalant nose where the Cabernet Franc determines its peppery aroma, married with singed leather and hot roof tiles. There is something joyful and carefree about the palate with tensile tannins, crisp acidity and a lovely wild strawberry finish. It is an “airy” Cheval Blanc, so light on its feet. Delicious! Drink now-2018+ Tasted November 2010.

    about 1 year
Expert Reviews
  • Decanter
    Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Deep red; sweet voluptuous chocolatey nose, classic Cheval Blanc, ripe and charming, cloves, smoke, a lot of oak; plump, rich, concentrated, tannic, chocolatey, tight, fine acidity, elegant, a hint of dryness on finish; good length.