Château Cheval Blanc 1982 (1 DM)
Château Cheval Blanc 1982
St. Emilion, 1er Grand Cru Classé (A)
Good levels, labels damp soiled and detached (in envelope in owc), 3 capsules showing very slight signs of corrosion on top
In 2020, to end a challenging week, my husband produced this. As he decanted it, out of direct view, the intensity of the searingly beautiful, aromatic, classy nose, all smoky black fruit, betrayed its great origins. One is on hallowed ground here - and to think that 54.3 hl/hectare were made, with only 12.8% alcohol. A huge, mega-impact of black cherries and Russian leather splendour on the palate, with incredibly rich, plummy, mineral lusciousness. Dark chocolate finish, with a kernel of power married to total harmony. This is perfection in Claret and a Wine of My Life. Serena Sutcliffe, MW
1 d.mag - 3 litres (cn)
MATURE FIRST GROWTH BORDEAUX FROM THE 1980S AND 1990S, INCLUDING DOUBLE MAGNUMS OF CHEVAL BLANC AND HAUT BRION 1982 ALONG WITH LYNCH BAGES 1989, MASSETO AND A CASE OF TAYLORS 1977, ALL BOUGHT THROUGH A HANDFUL OF TOP UK MERCHANTS AND RECENTLY REMOVED FROM PROFESSIONAL STORAGE WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN FOR SEVERAL YEARS SINCE STORAGE IN A WONDERFUL PURPOSE BUILT, TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED PRIVATE CELLAR UPON ORIGINAL RELEASE
LYING IN GREENFORD, MIDDLESEX Offered Duty Paid only
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