Chateau Cheval Blanc
Chateau Cheval Blanc stands with immense prestige in the esteemed Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) of the Saint-Émilion appellation. This rarefied category also includes iconic producers such as Chateau Ausone and Chateau Pavie.
- Vintages with 100 point scores: 1947, 1998, 2010
- Most popular due to its unique blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, making it standout among Bordeaux wines.
- Highest achievement: A groundbreaking 1947 vintage that set a new standard for Bordeaux blends.
Provenance & Masters Behind the Bottle
The esteemed Chateau Cheval Blanc is co-owned by Bernard Arnault and Albert Frère, known figures in the luxury industry. Pierre Lurton serves as the estate's managing director, bringing with him decades of winemaking experience. Rather than chasing trends or awards, these stewards of quality focus on the enduring value of the vineyard.
Vineyard & Craftsmanship
Nestled in 41 hectares of vineyards, the Chateau excels in its unique blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes. The distinct gravel-over-clay soil creates an optimal environment for these varietals. With only 8,000 cases produced annually, owning a bottle is akin to holding a piece of rare art.
Aging & Investment Value
The aging process, which usually involves 18 months in new French oak barrels, endows these wines with exceptional longevity. Investors and aficionados alike find strong appreciation rates for well-cellared bottles, particularly from standout vintages.