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Cheval Blanc 1987

Chateau Cheval Blanc

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The 1987 Cheval Blanc is a successful wine - for the vintage. The spicy, herbaceous, sweet nose is followed by a precocious, round, fruity, light-bodied wine without much grip or structure. It does possess delicious, weedy, curranty fruit buttressed by gobs of sweet, smoky oak. It is a seductive wine for drinking now, but it will not keep. Last tasted, 6/93.

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€ 3,900

 October 2015

Chateau Cheval Blanc

Chateau Cheval Blanc is a premier wine estate based in Bordeaux, France, located on the right bank in the Saint Emilion Region. The French words ‘Cheval Blanc’ translate to ‘White Horse Castle’, and as of 2012 the prestigious wine producer is only one of four to be classified as Premier Grand Cru Classe (A) in the Saint Emilion classification of wine.

 

The winery also produces a second wine labeled Le Petit Cheval, also a top rated wine in the industry. The vineyard is renowned for having three distinct characteristics: Pomerol, due to its location right on the boundary, Graves due to the soil composition (gravelly soil) and the remainder is drawn from Saint Emilion. The vineyard of Chateau Cheval Blanc comprises of around 41 hectares, and it produces just under 9,000 cases of wine a year.

6,000 - 7,000 cases

Premier Grand Cru Classe (A)

Saint Emilion

41 hectares

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