Cheval Blanc 1985
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|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|1 x 0.75L||BI Stock IB||£400.00||1 btls|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
Fully mature, but capable of lasting another 10-15 years, this flamboyantly scented wine (jammy black fruits, licorice, Asian spices, herbs, grilled meats) is a lusciously rich, opulent, medium to full-bodied, fat and juicy style of Cheval Blanc that seems to get better and better every time I taste it. Like so many Cheval Blancs, it has the uncanny ability to put on weight in the bottle.
Mature bright ruby; a fully mature, heady bouquet: warm, sweet, faintly farmyardy - in the nicest way - and a touch of autumnal undergrowth (autumn outside, autumn inside), and minerally on agitiation; a perfectly balanced, sheer silk textured, fresh and flowing mature middleweight with all its tannin absorbed; sweetly ripe, long, fragrant, seductive and beautifully harmonious mature St Emilion, still with a very fine finish. This has been tasting wonderful since around its fifteenth birthday, when I noted it as being â€œripe yet fresh, with a suave, prolonged, gently spicy sweetness; long, graceful, scented and at the start of a delightful maturity; no excess, beautiful now, years in hand. Lovely.â€ For nearly ten years it has been a treat, and on this occasion it was glorious, the star of the evening for most people. I wouldnâ€™t push its keeping too long, but it should be perfect up to its twenty-fifth birthday. As value goes at this level, this is value.