Red

1986 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
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Community Tasting Notes 107

  • RWG Likes this wine: 94 points

    August 19, 2019 - This bottle was amazing. Better than my first, due to more effective opening and also perhaps 1-2 years? who knows. Lovely, menthol, cassis, flat coke. loved every bit of this.

  • bestdamncab Likes this wine: 96 points

    May 22, 2019 - 7 Bordeaux from the 1980s include 3 from 1982 (Yan's China Bistro, Walnut Creek, Ca.): Wine Group Lunch, Nose of cinnamon, black cherry, cassis, cigar box, and forest floor, same on the palate, medium/big body, rich fruit, mouth filling fruit, lovely fruity taste, slightly subdued and subtle, lots of layers to enjoy during the lunch, and a long, long finish, just a notch better than the 1989 today. Added photo.

  • Dobi77 Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 27, 2019 - Rubindrød med vandig kant. Parfyrmert nese med tobakk, blomster, torket frukt , plomme. Strukturert munn med kirsebær, kaffe, paprika, tobakk. Veldig lang, rustikk og ungdommelig. Frisk. 92

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  • Jeff Leve wrote: 90 points

    February 3, 2019 - There is a strict, firm character here, that intrudes in the medium bodied, red cherry and plum notes. Better on the nose, with earthy, tobacco leaf, herb and red fruits, than on the austere palate. This is a nice wine, but not a great Cheval.

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  • LWI wrote: 96 points

    January 19, 2019 - 1986 Left Bank Bordeaux: Graphite and dark fruit, deep nose, a hint of mocca; comforting and round, very long and layered. At peak now.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2016, Issue #64, Comparing the 1981 Claret Vintage at Age Thirty-Five And the 1986 Bordeaux Vintage At Age Thirty

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/18/2010 (link)

    (Ch Cheval Blanc St-Émilion Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    Bordeaux Horizontals, 5/11/2009

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  • By John Gilman
    Bonus Articles, Right Time, Right Bank (Originally April 2001, updated November 2003)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/3/2003 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/23/2002 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2005 (link) 18.5 points

    (Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion) A mature, brick-red hue. Very mature nose, all macerated plum fruit and damson jam, with a little mint on the side. Lovely, elegant finesse on the palate, with a full, creamy presence. A very fluid, lithe, seamless presence, really quite elegant, with plenty of plum jam and tobacco character. This is lovely wine. Drink now.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1986
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Cheval Blanc
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru
  • UPC Code 071570019136

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,505 (75%)
  • Consumed 496 (25%)

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