CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1986
CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1986
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The 1986 vintage is very correct. This year offered the winegrowers optimal conditions for the proper ripening of the berries. The result is an intense, very aromatic Château Cheval Blanc which is already mature. It will delight lovers of great Bordeaux wines.

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94 / 100
Falstaff

(12-2016) Strong ruby garnet, ocher reflections, delicate orange edges. Needs some air, delicate velour, ripe cherries, candied orange zest, a hint of cedar wood and chocolate. Elegant and juicy on the palate, silky tannins, fine extract sweetness, mineral finish, black berries, a hint of pickled black olives in the aftertaste, a versatile food companion.

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Jeannie Cho Lee

(03-2015) A classic Cheval Blanc that is full open, mature and seductive now. Its cashmere-textured tannins is complemented by cedar, tobacco and earthy flavors with sweet dried berries in the background. Seamless and delicious to enjoy on its own as well as with a variety of meats.

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(11-2016) Medium ruby, lightened edge. The nose is delicately fragrant, floral notes alternate with lots of cedar wood, followed by black tea, deep and with very good complexity. On the palate there is a tight attack, elegant and yet dense, there are fine, well-integrated but still distinctive tannins, very fine, juicy fruit, the acidity is right, overall extremely elegant and with a lot of race. The finish has a very good length and ends with crisp, red fruits. Still has very good reserves.

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93 / 100
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.

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93 / 100
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.

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(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.

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18.5/20
Jancis Robinson

(06-2010) One of the finest 1986s I can remember. Pale/mid ruby. Very rich, sweet and subtle on the nose. So much more luscious than most 1986s. Round and supple. All that tannin has magically melted. Good bordeaux needs a very long time, children.

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(02-2019) There is a strict, firm character here, that intrudes in the medium bodied, red cherry and plum notes. Better on the nose, with earthy, tobacco leaf, herb and red fruits, than on the austere palate. This is a nice wine.

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Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Emilion
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Cheval Blanc
Château Cheval Blanc

Cheval Blanc is a french estate of 37 hectares located in the town of Saint-Emilion, on the edge of the Pomerol appellation. It is a 1st Grand Cru Classé A, it shares the top of Saint-Emilion classification with Château Ausone, Angelus and Pavie. With the Premiers Crus Classés of the Médoc, they constitute the most prestigious estates of all of Bordeaux. The Château 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.

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 are : 1921, 1945, the vintage 1947, 1949 wines , crus classés of 1950 and 1953. Then, the vintage of 1955, 1959 wines and grands crus of 1961 are excellent. Finally, the vintage 1964, 1985, and 1990 wines are exceptional.