Ch. Cheval Blanc 1966 St. Emilion
8/97. Acquired in auction Dec-96 for $118 (imported from Chicago for $143
At 31 Years old this is the oldest dry wine I ever had! Although the wine was
excellent, the idea that had been creeping in for some time was finally confirmed
- I don't particularly like old Bordeaux...
COLOR: Garnet-red, with natural brownish hues. Plenty of sediment too.
NOSE: Deep and warm. Not much fruit as such. But fragrant floral aroma engulfed by
complex silky bouquet. Clean and concentrated, a pleasure to sniff at.
TASTE: How do not-so-beautiful women describe themselves in personal adds?
"interesting"? Well, so was the taste here. No fault whatsoever. Multi-layered and
full of character. Mouth-filling winyness, good texture in the mouth with good
acidity and punch. What's the problem then you ask? Well, no problem at all. Just
lack something in the taste department...
LENGTH: Long and reverberating, due to the good acidity.
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Medium bodied. Weak fruit, good acidity, discernible dry
tannins. One can feel it's a noble wine in the glass.
OVERALL: Not having much of a yardstick to go by, all I can say is that here is a
superb wine I don't particularly like...
MARK: 17+/20.aaaaaaaaBUY MORE? No.
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Jacob "Yak" Shaya.