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  • Country ranking ?

    318
  • Producer ranking ?

    17
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    now
  • Food Pairing

    Braised short ribs

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The Story

Whether by design or by pure chance, there are in the world exceptional places. Cheval Blanc is one of these. Combining a unique soil with a symbiotic mix of grape varieties, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, Cheval Blanc produces a wine, which has the rare quality of being good at any age. It is without doubt one of the most consistent wines in the world. Cheval Blanc's unique identity is due to its varied soils, early-ripening microclimate, the per...

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Wine Information

1929 was considered the vintage of the century for several decades. This scorching year and historic drought has offered grapes of unparalleled richness in the twentieth century. Château Cheval Blanc 1929 is a vintage of anthology, showing an elegance and an incredible vivacity despite his eighty five years of age. 1929 is a year of very scorching drought.The harvest began on September 24th and ended on October 3rd.

 

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Vintage 1929

The year 1929 was an extraordinary year in the Bordeaux vineyards as well as on Wall Street. When the U.S. stock market collapsed in 1929, it produced several undesirable effects abroad, particularly in Europe, where many countries had not fully recovered from the aftermath of World War I. In Germany, the economic disaster and resulting social dislocation contributed to the rise of Adolf in the United States, there were 16 million unemployed –...

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Tasting note

color

Full

ending

Long, Smooth and Lingering

flavors

Coffee, Tobacco, Mineral, Blackberry, Leather and Earthy

nose

Intense, Fresh and Refined

recommend

Yes

taste

Low in Acidity, Medium tannin, Balanced, Full-bodied, Sharp, Harmonious, Rich, Firm and Dry

Written Notes

Last time I drank this beautiful Cheval Blanc I was having dinner at Domaine de Chevalier. We tasted it blind and it was fairly uncomplicated to guess the vintage. It possessed the characteristic sweetness and charm of the 1929 vintage. Still very fresh and lovely. Decanted one hour. Very harmonious and balanced. On the nose rich aromas of ripe fruit, tobacco and minerals. Full-bodied, with a fabulous balance of lovely, rich fruit flavours and silky texture and just enough grip to keep it alive. Plenty of white chocolate and smooth coffee flavours on the finish. Drink now.

  • 96p

Mahogany colour with brick red hue. Expressive and quite refined and perfumed nose, aromatic nose with fine toasting, cold smoke, balmy spices, hints of gingerbread in the background. On the palate great persistence with multi-layered character, fine acidity and excellent flavour. A great classic. 

  • 98p

Mediumn intense, brick red colour. Refined and complex toasty nose, with ripe plums. Medium-bodied, broad and elegant texture on palate. Supple, rich and round with vivid lingering finish. A super tasty wine! – JL 97p (Aug 2023) 

  • 97p
Last time I drank this it came from a ½ bottle at a dinner at Domaine de Chevalier. We tasted blind and I guessed the vintage. It had the characteristic sweetness and charm of ‘29. Still fresh and lovely.
  • 95p
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Information

Origin

St. Emilion, Bordeaux

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Satisfactory

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

Serious

Glass time

30min
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