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1986 Château Cheval-Blanc (750ml) [Printable View]
  Producer: Château Cheval-Blanc chateau-chevalblanc.com   details
Appellation: Saint Émilion Grand Cru - Libournais - France (1er Grand Cru Classé A)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot - Cabernet Franc
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$315.00
Description: 1 Cru Classe
 
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Tasting Notes:
tasted: September 17, 2010 , Kevin Ham
94 points "For 49th birthday, Sens our house."
rated: January 1, 2009 , Don
92 points "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. Anticipated maturity: 1999-2012 Last tasted 12/97" Best 1999-2012
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