(1996 Vintage) 1982 was an exceptional year, where quantity and quality went hand in hand. Cheval Blanc 1982 is rich and full and is among the best vintages of the second half of the twentieth century.
WA92NM Drink 2012 - 2018 Tasted at Cheval Blanc dinner at The Ledbury. The Cheval Blanc 1981 is a beautiful wine, far more charming than the 1982 served at the same dinner. It has a very pure, nonchalant nose where the Cabernet Franc determines its peppery aroma, married with singed leather and hot roof tiles. There is something joyful and carefree about the palate with tensile tannins, crisp acidity and a lovely wild strawberry finish. It is an “airy” Cheval Blanc, so light on its feet. Delicious! Drink now-2018+ Tasted November 2010.
Robert Parker(1996 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/11/1999
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Wine Spectator(2003 Vintage) "Blackberry, mineral and lightly toasted oak. Subtle and complex. Full-bodied, with wonderfully sweet fruit character and ultrarefined tannins. Goes on and on. Gorgeous and seductive. Best after 2009. 5,055 cases made."
Robert ParkerRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2006