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    Sale 12233

    Fine and Rare Wines from The Avery Family Cellar

    20 October 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 500

    Château Cheval-Blanc 1985

    10 bottles per lot

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    Château Cheval-Blanc 1985
    Saint-Émilion, 1er grand cru classé (A)
    Repacked from damp-affected, original wooden case. Bin-soiled labels, damp-affected. Levels base of neck or better
    Tasting note: It unveiled itself in the early 1990s: an initial whiff of iron, clover and mint, then almost pungent fruit. Several increasingly admiring notes since the turn of the century. By Jan 2005 lovely, floral, herbaceous bouquet; easy, charming, delicious. Most recently: medium-deep, lovely colour, open, inviting, mature rim; low-keyed at first though very fragrant, whiff of iron; sweet, perfect weight, flavour, balance and finesse. A beautiful wine. Last tasted April 2006 ***** Now – 2026. M.B.
    10 bottles per lot


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