|Brand||Chateau Cheval Blanc|
|Oak Treatment||French Oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Franc|
Ruby red color, characteristic of its youth. The nose starts out intense, with balsamic notes and aromas of cocoa, caramel, and vanilla, combined with fruity nuances reminiscent of cherry and strawberry. Swirling in the glass enhances these fruity hints. The wine’s freshness is brought out with licorice overtones along side wonderfully expressive notes of Virginia tobacco. On the palate, this wine is full-bodied and silky, with round, delicate and smooth tannin mid-palate. The long finish is redolent of very ripe red fruit. A very rich wine that is guaranteed to please!
The present-day Cheval Blanc vineyards had vines at least as far back as the 18th century, as shown by Belleyme's map of the region dated 1764. Nearly a century later, the estate was acquired by the Fourcaud-Laussac family who owned it until 1998, when it was sold to Mr Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frère.
The vineyard is in a single block, and borders on the Pomerol appellation. An outstanding terror and unusual proportions of Cabernet Franc and Merlot give this great wine an absolutely unique flavor. Chateau Cheval Blanc has had a greater number of outstanding vintages than any other classified great growth over the past century.
Another unusual characteristic of Cheval Blanc is that once it reaches its peak, it maintains it for a very long time. This admirable wine is powerful, soft, rich, round and silky. It has tremendous fruit and elegance as well as exceptional quality from year to year.