October 1, 2019 - Earthy and balanced. There is fruit, but it is not overwhelming. Bricking is evident due to age. Very unique wine to me - I like it.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
December 14, 2018 - The best Bordeaux I’ve ever tasted. Phenomenally complex nose os red and dark fruit. On the pallet, it has a candy cherry element with mint surrounded by dark fruit and tar...awesome 99+ points. At the beginning it was more like a great burgundy with raspberry fruit but as it open the complexity blossomed. One of the great wines of the world
December 7, 2018 - Decanted for a good 45 minutes.
Served blind and we could not help but smile at the beauty and elegance of this wine. Mesmerising nose, very elegant on the palate and kept on going and going, developing along the way and showing an effortless delivery of flavour and complexity. The hallmark of a truly great wine.
We both went straight to classic Bordeaux ( Andreas 80s , Nicol 90s) top of the range producer. We went with left bank but a wine with high cab franc as it had a leafy side, green pepper.
We could go on and on here but really no need to. Majestic, 98 easy and with lots of life ahead.
November 22, 2018 - From DMG - quite mature and possibly past its best .
November 22, 2018 - Quite muddled, whether aromas or palate.