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Château Cheval-Blanc 1947
Saint-Émilion, 1er grand cru classé (A)
In Château, wooden case. Reconditioned at the Château 2011 / 2012
Tasting note: Not only the most famous ’47 but, at its best, one of the greatest Bordeaux of all time. Well over two dozen notes. Impressive in the late 1950s but needing more time. Ecstatic notes through the 1960s and at its zenith in the 1990s. But it does vary. Some I have noted as mammoth, almost port-like and lacking charm, but mainly faultless. By 2002 its original opacity less deep; distinctly sweet, rich, even minty. Most recently a perfect bottle: beautiful colour, still lively; with blissful fragrance, rich, superb; very sweet, perfect weight and balance. Last tasted June 2004. At best ****** (six stars). M.B


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