Château Cheval Blanc
Cheval Blanc is the most emblematic Château of Bordeaux and, more particularly, of Saint-Émilion. It received the supreme distinction of Premier Grand Cru Classé “A” in 2012, alongside the Château Ausone, the Château Pavie and the Château Angélus. There are traces of vines dating from the 15th century, but the reputation of the estate only really began in 1832 when Jean-Jacques Ducasse bought the property. The years that followed were devoted to establishing the vineyards and renovating the estate. The encepagement, both atypical and high quality, is split evenly between Merlot and Cabernet-Franc. The twentieth century would become the century of consecration for this wine, which has become legendary across the world. Since 1998, Bernard Arnault and Baron Frère have passed down the traditions while introducing an elegant modernity. The new wine cellar, inaugurated in 2011, is part of this. This architectural work which seems to float on the vines was designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc.
What makes Château Cheval Blanc such an exceptional wine is, first of all, its mosaic terroir which concentrates the best of the appellation. The work carried out from the vine to the bottle is, on the other hand, worthy of the most demanding expertise. Nothing is left to chance for this prestigious Grand Cru. Cheval Blanc is excellent at any age, maintaining its beautiful characteristics vintage after vintage: great power, aromatic complexity, roundness and velvety tannins. In the eyes of Pierre Lurton, CEO, Château Cheval Blanc is ample and as silky as cashmere in the mouth.