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Chateau Cheval-Blanc

Last night with dinner, I shared a bottle of wine that a good friend brought. It was a 1986 St.-Emilion from Chateau Cheval-Blanc. It was fabulous! Velvety smooth, a bit smokey, with great berry flavors. Here is what “Wine Spectator” has to say about it….

Score: 98

Country: France
Region: Bordeaux

Good concentration of plum, currant and berry aromas. It crams all those characteristics into a suprisingly lithe and elegant structure. This may age past our lifetimes. Best after 1999.