Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend Wine 1986

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Fine Wines International
San Francisco, CA (680 mi)
USD 490.00
750ml
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San Francisco Wine Trading Company
San Francisco, CA (680 mi)
USD 495.00
750ml
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Intense cherry aromas with a light fungal backbone start this wine full of cranberries and cherries. There's a lot of fruit but the tannins are qui... Read more

More color than the '76. Cassis and white pepper on the nose. More fruit, and richer with a larger mouthfeel. Youthful still, with smooth fruit and... Read more

At one time I thought the 1986 was better than the 1985, but the open-knit charm and currant exotic personality of the 1985 makes a more persuasive... Read more

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4.50 5
12/18/2009

Intense cherry aromas with a light fungal backbone start this wine full of cranberries and cherries. There's a lot of fruit but the tannins are quite mellow. It's easy to drink and very pleasant.


Snooth User: Philip James
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4.50 5
01/01/2010

More color than the '76. Cassis and white pepper on the nose. More fruit, and richer with a larger mouthfeel. Youthful still, with smooth fruit and lively tannins.


Snooth User: Robert Parker
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4.00 5
07/16/2007

At one time I thought the 1986 was better than the 1985, but the open-knit charm and currant exotic personality of 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. Last tested 12/97.


Snooth User: jmfbradley
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4.50 5
01/22/2010

Showed wonderfully with full aromas of currant and black cherry; robust, but tannins are right for drinking now (or soon).


External Reviews for Cheval Blanc Bordeaux Blend Wine

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/17/2009

A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1986 Cheval Blanc 750ml


External Review
Source: SoDivin
07/11/2009

1er Grand Cru ClassŽ A


External Review
Source: SoDivin
05/07/2009

1er Grand Cru Classé A


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