Château Cheval Blanc Grand Cru Classé 'A' / 375mL

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Sub-Category: Red wine


Tasting Notes:

The 2009 vintage was a hot year in which the grapes reached a perfect degree of ripeness.

The resulting wine is thus dark-coloured, smooth, deep, and intense.

Château Cheval Blanc Grand Cru Classee? ‘A’ 2009 has an intense crimson colour and a subtle bouquet that is both fruity and flora.

It also displays notes of fresh fig, blackberry, and red fruit such as raspberry, as well as hints of violet found in great vintages.

The wine is delightful on the palate thanks to its power, richness, body, and concentration.

Blessed with superb balance, 2009 Cheval Blanc displays an incredible combination of power, delicacy, ripeness, and freshness. Complete and complex, it is above all smooth. A vintage to age for a very long time, its complex bouquet will undoubtedly blossom over time. The wine’s intrinsic freshness and power will undoubtedly remain unchanged.

About Château Cheval Blanc:

“Cheval Blanc, which is translated into ‘white horse’, has a long, coluorful history in St-Émilion that is traced all the way back to 1832.

That was the year the Ducasse family purchased land from the much larger estate of Château Figeac.

Prior to its rebirth as Cheval Blanc, the vineyard was better known as Le Barrail de Cailloux, which is loosely translated into ‘the barrel of tiny stones’.

The original vines purchased from Figeac became the genesis of what many people think is the best wine of St-Émilion, Château Cheval Blanc. At that time, back in 1832, Figeac was owned by Countess Félicité de Carle-Trajet.

In those days, Figeac had grown to a massive 200-hectare estate.

It was the Countess who decided to sell portions of their holdings to interested buyers.

The breakup of Figeac helped create a myriad of new St-Émilion winemaking estates for numerous interested buyers. That explains why so many châteaux include the word ‘Figeac’ as part of their name.

However, the owners of what was to become Cheval Blanc wanted eventually to establish their own identity that was separate from Figeac.