11 November 2016
Château Cheval-Blanc 1982
Saint-Émilion, 1er grand cru classé (A)
Levels: four into neck, one base of neck and one top-shoulder
Tasting note: Superb wine first tasted in cask (Cabernet Franc 60%, Merlot 34%, Malbec 5%, a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon, 1%). Charming and winsome. By the mid-1990s oozingly rich sunburnt ‘legs’; rich bouquet; well evolved but with slightly bitter tannic / iron finish. Most recently: medium-deep, lovely colour; distinctive style, harmonious; touch of earthiness and iron, very distinctive, silky texture, perfection. Last tasted July 2002 ***** MB.
6 bottles per lot
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