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Cheval Blanc Premier 1982

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Château Cheval Blanc:
Château Cheval Blanc is one of the rare Bordeaux properties to stay in a single family for over 150 years.

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Snooth User: jani banani
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5.00 5
03/20/2009

wow. what gorgeous sweet red fruit, smooth fine tannins. noble subtly of flavors, delicate lingering finish. perfect to drink now in 2009.


Snooth User: WineLUHva
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5.00 5
06/13/2008

This wine is amazing. Great value for your money. Its definitely underpriced.


External Reviews for Cheval Blanc Premier

External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
05/18/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
Source: Epic Cellars
05/15/2010

During its first 10-12 years of life, this was a perfect wine, but it now seems to be in a stage where the fruit is still present, but the previous exuberance and intensity have faded slightly. There is plenty of amber at the edge, and this medium to full-bodied wine shows notes of menthol, cedar, spice box, plums, and black cherries. Owners of 750 ml bottles should plan on consuming it over the next 4-6 years. Magnums should be less evolved, and merit a score 4 to 6 points higher.


External Review
Source: Millesima USA LLC
06/30/2010

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 terroir and unusual proportions of Cabernet Franc and Merlot give this great wine an absolutely unique flavour. 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. This timeless and superb wine is like no other.


External Review
04/13/2009

All in harmony. Deserves its reputation. Dark ruby. Smoke, black truffle, berry and cherry. Full-bodied, velvety and fine.--Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2005. (JS) Wine Spectator. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 1982 Cheval Blanc 750ml



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