1985 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1985

St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 
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95-100 / 100

Excellent

1985 CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC 1985

St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 

Condition Good

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Avis d'expert
97 / 100
Autre
Autre

Tom Cannavan (01-2005) Also very dark, with a black coffee-coloured rim. There is coffee on the nose too, with a seductive mocha note and a weight of fudge, black plum and deep, ripe, chocolaty fruit. A totally sumptuous first impression. Spices and clove emerge, with dark Demerara notes. On the palate this is just beautiful: fabulous weight and balsamic thickness, with sweet, full fruit and mouth coating tannins and dry fruit extract. Yet there is such finesse, with silky texture, elegant acidity and the tannins staying purposeful. An absolutely outstanding wine drinking perfectly now, and one of my great Bordeaux experiences.

19 / 20
Jancis Robinson
Jancis Robinson
(06-2017) Served blind at the end of a run of Pomerols and quite at home in this sequence but denser, more savoury, a little gamey and still so alive! Great concentration.
95 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(08-2018) Medium garnet-brick colored, the 1985 Cheval Blanc sashays out of the glass with provocative notes of sandalwood, cinnamon stick, cardamom, dried lavender and wilted roses over a core of new leather, cigar box, prunes, raisin cake and dusty soil. Medium-bodied, soft and silken textured, it has tons of mature, melt-in-your-mouth flavors and a very long exotic spice-laced finish.

96 / 100
SoDivin
SoDivin

(08-2012) The label is very damaged, almost unreadable. Perfect level, in the neck of the bottle. This bottle is from a good, humid cellar. The nose is long to open up but after 1 hour it expresses all of its black fruit aromas, sweet spices, cedar. But this is nothing compared to the mouth that flirts with perfection - nothing but softness, roundness, opulence and length. What a pleasure. To your health!

95 / 100
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider
Jeff Leve - The Wine Cellar Insider

(08-2012)

19 / 20
La Revue du Vin de France
La Revue du Vin de France

(01-2001)

5 / 5
Michael Broadbent
Michael Broadbent
(06-2000)
Medium deep, rich, with mature rim; a lovely fully evolved bouquet; perfect sweetness, body, flavour, tannin and acidity.
Features
Vintage 1985
Rating 95-100
Classification St Emilion - 1er Grand Cru Classé A 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Saint Emilion
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Price From 200 € to 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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