Cheval Blanc 1984 - Saint-Emilion
Level: High Shoulders
Label: stained and torn
Overall condition: Very good
Château Cheval Blanc is a sort of myth, whether in the cinema or in the collective imagination, the simple fact of knowing that you are about to taste a bottle provokes a sweet emotion.
Owned by the Arnaud Family (LVMH), this former 1er Grand Cru Classé A, which voluntarily left the classification in 2021, is particularly avant-garde, especially in the vineyard. The vineyard is made up of 52% Cabernet Franc, 43% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
But the cellar, with its ultra modern architecture, is not to be outdone. Take a tour of the Château Cheval Blanc website which is particularly comprehensive and readable.
1984 is not the most flamboyant of vintage. But a White Horse remains a White Horse. Below are the tasting notes:
Considered the most difficult vintage of the decade, 1984 remains a good surprise, with a good scale, but suffers from the almost total absence of Merlots, which suffered from heavy rains in May. The tiled color of the dress is showing signs of change but still has a good intensity. The nose is discreet, but shows a beautiful finesse and a certain freshness, which is the signature of the importance of Cabernet Franc in the grape variety of this vintage. On the palate, the wine has a medium structure and a certain dryness due to a fairly present astringency at the end of the mouth.
- 75 cl
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- Red wine
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