Vines have been grown at the place named Cheval Blanc for centuries and the vineyard of Saint-Emilion has produced wines of outstanding quality year after year, decade after decade, since late antiquity… they are some of the most acclaimed in the world – and the mythical Château Cheval Blanc is at their forefront.
Cheval Blanc obtained the highest possible distinction in the first classification of Saint-Emilion wines in 1954: Premier Grand Cru Classé “A”. This exalted rank was confirmed in every following classification in each subsequent decade. Cheval Blanc became a member of the exclusive “Club of 9” comprising the first growths of Bordeaux.
Blend: 54% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
Chateau Cheval Blanc
by Pierre Lurton
The 2018 vintage will stick in people’s memories because of the extensive presence of mildew in the vineyards.
Fortunately, the weather took an about-turn in August, September and October resulting in a harvest of exceptional quality.
Fruit ripening was ideal in our gravely soils: powerful concentration and freshness perfectly balanced.
Manual and precise harvest in the good timing was the warrant of a great purity.
Reds are powerful, extremely fruity and full bodied of classy dense tannins. Balance and freshness for a long ageing potential.