The 39 hectares of the Cheval Blanc we known today were assembled in the early 19th century by Jean-Jacques Ducasse, President of the Libourne Trade Tribunal, who bought the lion's share then added bits and pieces bought from neighbours, including Château Figeac. It was later that century that the vineyard was planted with the sui generis 50:50 mix of Merlot and Cabernet France vines. So obsessed with quality was Cheval Blanc's owner that by the end of the 19th century the wine had not only been awarded medals in London and Paris, but was also priced on a par with the first growths of the Left Bank. Renovation and development was continued through the turn of the century and in the first classification of St Emilion in 1954, Cheval Blanc was ranked at the very top: Premier Grand Cru Classé "A". In 1998 the property was sold to Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frère and subsequently a large, modernist cellar has been built next to the chateau.
Case of 6 Bottles
price shown is under bond
duty paid price: £4,840.07
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"Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Cheval Blanc is fairly shut down at this stage, offering up subtle glimpses of an incredibly complex array of aromas including smoked meats, yeast extract, cigar box and new leather with dried mulberries and crème de cassis at the core plus a waft of potpourri. Full-bodied, big, opulent and built like a brick house, it has super firm tannins and great freshness, packed solid with muscular fruit, finishing very long. Tightly wound and oh-so-youthful, yet perfectly formed and poised to be a blockbuster, readers should give this incredible vintage about decade in the cellar before broaching." Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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