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1986 Cheval Blanc Cheval Blanc Bordeaux St Emilion France Still wine

1986 Cheval Blanc

Cheval Blanc

91Average Score
flagBordeaux / France
Red

Tasted at the chateau, the 1986 Cheval Blanc has a far superior bouquet to the 1996 Cheval Blanc when I tasted them side by side. The aromatics here are far more cohesive and complex, very delineated with expressive Cabernet Franc, hints of cooked meat, cranberry, juniper berries and wilted rose petals - just gorgeous. The palate is beautifully balanced with slightly furry tannin that is offset by a superb seam of acidity. It is nicely structured but not overbearing, leather and truffle filtering through the black fruit and while there is a little austerity on the finish, it is purely complementary. Though 1986 is not known as a Right Bank vintage, the 1986 Cheval Blanc pulled victory out of the bag and at 30 years, it continues to give immense pleasure. Tasted July 2016. Dec 2016, www.robertparker.com

Neal Martin    Score: 93/100

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