Château Cheval Blanc

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Château Cheval Blanc's 37 hectares are situated on the Saint-Émilion/Pomerol border.

Cheval Blanc is one of only two Saint-Émilion châteaux to be classified as 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) – the district’s highest appellation – and is currently under the stewardship of Pierre Lurton, one of Bordeaux's most talented winemakers. Unusually, the wine comprises two-thirds Cabernet Franc, giving it its trademark structure, deep colour and powerful bouquet.

Cheval Blanc's vines are treated naturally, with no herbicides and natural fertiliser, and the produce from three vineyard plots is vinified separately to preserve the highly distinctive character of each terroir: 40% being gravel over clay, 40% deep gravel, with the remainder being sand over clay, which is particularly well suited to Cabernet Franc, for which Cheval Blanc is famed.

Cheval Blanc was once part of the Figeac estate, but became a separate entity when President Ducasse bought it in 1830, and built the charming château in the style of a summer villa. Gradually more land was acquired and managed by Ducasse’s son-in-law, Jean Laussac-Fourcaud, and passed through his family until 1988 when it was sold to Bernard Arnault and Albert Frere who appointed Pierre Lurton as Director in 1991.

Château Cheval Blanc

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Château Cheval Blanc's 37 hectares are situated on the Saint-Émilion/Pomerol border.

Cheval Blanc is one of only two Saint-Émilion châteaux to be classified as 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) – the district’s highest appellation – and is currently under the stewardship of Pierre Lurton, one of Bordeaux's most talented winemakers. Unusually, the wine comprises two-thirds Cabernet Franc, giving it its trademark structure, deep colour and powerful bouquet.

Cheval Blanc's vines are treated naturally, with no herbicides and natural fertiliser, and the produce from three vineyard plots is vinified separately to preserve the highly distinctive character of each terroir: 40% being gravel over clay, 40% deep gravel, with the remainder being sand over clay, which is particularly well suited to Cabernet Franc, for which Cheval Blanc is famed.

Cheval Blanc was once part of the Figeac estate, but became a separate entity when President Ducasse bought it in 1830, and built the charming château in the style of a summer villa. Gradually more land was acquired and managed by Ducasse’s son-in-law, Jean Laussac-Fourcaud, and passed through his family until 1988 when it was sold to Bernard Arnault and Albert Frere who appointed Pierre Lurton as Director in 1991.

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  1. Château Cheval Blanc, Le Petit Cheval, 2000 - Cadman Fine Wines

    Château Cheval Blanc, Le Petit Cheval, 2000

    Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2016-2020
    Reviewer Rating: 90 - eRobertParker.com

    "...lovely bouquet of blackberry, blueberry and crushed violets emerges and gains intensity with aeration. Fine tannins on the palate, cohesive..." eRobertParker.com

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  2. Château Cheval Blanc, 2011

    Château Cheval Blanc, 2011

    Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2016-2035
    Reviewer Rating: 95 - Robert Parker

    "The 2011 Cheval Blanc is one of the more plump, opulent and sexy Cheval Blancs made over recent vintages, and its forwardness, lusciousness and complexity seemingly suggest this wine is on a fast evolutionary track...Bravo!" Robert Parker

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  3. Château Cheval Blanc, 2000

    Château Cheval Blanc, 2000

    Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2016-2040
    Reviewer Rating: 99 - Robert Parker

    "...palate has a sublime entry, almost understated until a wave of intense dark cherry and iodine crashes onto the back palate. Velvet smooth in the mouth, this is clearly a vin de garde..." eRobertParker.com

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  4. Château Cheval Blanc, 2010

    Château Cheval Blanc, 2010

    Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France

    Optimum Drinking: 2016-2040
    Reviewer Rating: 100 - Robert Parker

    "The 2010 is one of the most impressive two-year-old Cheval Blancs I have tasted in 34 years in this profession...a bigger, richer wine than usual, this is one Cheval Blanc that will probably need a decade of cellaring...amazingly structured, rich vintage." Robert Parker

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  5. Château Cheval Blanc, 1949 - Cadman Fine Wines

    Château Cheval Blanc, 1949

    Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, France


    Reviewer Rating: 96 - eRobertParker.com

    Château Cheval Blanc 1949 is a mythical and truly legendary wine and the third in line of the great 1940 Bordeaux vintages.

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