1986 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1986

St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 
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SoDivin rating

90-94 / 100

Very good

1986 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1986

St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 

Condition Good

Stock : 4 bottles
472,00 € tax incl. 393,33 € tax excl.
Stock : 5 bottles
449,00 € tax incl. 374,17 € tax excl.
Avis d'expert
93 / 100
SoDivin
SoDivin
(06-2013)
The nose is enchating. Open and aromatic. There are forest mushrooms, truffle, wax and tabacco, noble essences. The mouth is very ripe and balanced. Creamy, rich and very very long.
93 / 100
Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator
(03-1999)
A big wine with depth and balance. Vibrant aromas of plum and chocolate hint at its richness, but the flavors are still hiding under full, firm tannins. It has great potential.
92 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
(12-1997)
At one time I thought the 1986 was better than the 1985, but the open-knit charm and currant exotic personality fo the 1985 makes a more persuasive case for it than for the more reserved, tannic, and backward 1986. The 1986 still has a youthful dark ruby saturated color with no amber at the edge. The wine possesses a developing bouquet that offers up weedy tobacco, juxtaposed with sweet black berry, raspberry, and cherry fruit. The new oak that was so obvious in the wine's youth has moved to the background, offering more of a cedary character than raw wood. Medium to full-bodied, and moderately tannic, this is a delineated Cheval Blanc with more of a Medoc personality than typical St.-Emilion opulence. The wine is rich, intense, and well-made, but still requiring a few more years of bottle age.
Features
Vintage 1986
Rating 90-94
Classification St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Emilion
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price More than 300 €
Château Cheval Blanc
Country France
Château informations
Cheval Blanc
Cheval Blanc

Cheval Blanc is located in the town of Saint-Emilion, on the edge of the Pomerol appellation. Rated 1st Grand Cru Classé A, it shares the top ranking of Saint-Emilion with Château AusoneAngelus and Pavie. With the Premiers Crus Classés of the Médoc, they constitute the most prestigious estates of all of Bordeaux. Since 1998, Bernard Arnault and Albert Frère have been the owners with the wish to vitalize the Cheval Blanc estate "with respect for its history, as its heritage, and in total confidence in the teams in place. "


Cheval Blanc is one of the most regular wines in the world with the ability to be excellent at any age. The greatest vintages of the estate: 1921, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1982, 1985, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000.


The percentage of grape varieties is atypical for the right bank of the Gironde but in reality it is in perfect harmony with the nature of the soil: Cabernet Franc (49%), Merlot (47%), Cabernet Sauvignon (4%). There is therefore a mosaic of grape varieties within the single plot of 37 hectares. The estate produces the "Grand Vin de Cheval Blanc" in red as well as a second wine "Le petit Cheval", which is available in red and white.


Powerful, without aggressiveness, spherical, silky, always elegant and racy in its Cabernet Franc gangue that surrounds the Merlot, the Cheval Blanc wine is close to a Pomerol, without completely resembling a Saint-Emilion ... >> To find out more: read the article "Cheval Blanc, Premier Grand Cru Classé A"

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