Chateau Cheval Blanc  1986  Front Label
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Chateau Cheval Blanc 1986

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Winemaker Notes

The 1986 vintage is atypical due to the high proportion of Cabernet Franc, which accounts for this variety’s two hallmarks: remarkably elegant aromatic intensity and considerable ageing potential. The medium deep colour is showing some bricking in keeping with its age. The intense, complex nose expresses all the refinement of Cabernet Franc, showing hints of ink, fruit in brandy, and mint. With aeration, the bouquet displays overtones of Virginia tobacco and cedar. However, the overriding olfactory component is blackberry. The wine starts off quite smooth and soft on the palate. The tannin is soft, ethereal, and extremely elegant. The aromatic profile is huge, encompassing Morello cherry jam and leather. Wonderfully fresh and with obvious finesse, the long aftertaste is reminiscent of caramel. 1986 Cheval Blanc is a great wine at its peak, but will easily stay on its plateau for several more years.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted at the château, 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.
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The present-day Cheval Blanc vineyards had vines at least as far back as the 18th century, as shown by Belleyme's map of the region dated 1764. Nearly a century later, the estate was acquired by the Fourcaud-Laussac family who owned it until 1998, when it was sold to Mr Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frère.

The vineyard is in a single block, and borders on the Pomerol appellation. An outstanding terror and unusual proportions of Cabernet Franc and Merlot give this great wine an absolutely unique flavor. Chateau Cheval Blanc has had a greater number of outstanding vintages than any other classified great growth over the past century.

Another unusual characteristic of Cheval Blanc is that once it reaches its peak, it maintains it for a very long time. This admirable wine is powerful, soft, rich, round and silky. It has tremendous fruit and elegance as well as exceptional quality from year to year.

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