LOCATION, TERROIR, APPELLATION, PRODUCTION…
The property is located in the northwest corner of St-Emilion, a stone’s throw from La Conseillante and l’Evangile in neighbouring Pomerol. The character of Cheval Blanc is defined by its unique terroir and the influence of a high proportion of Cabernet Franc. The estate area extends over 42 hectares, of which 37 hectares are planted. Vineyard plantings consist of 57% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot and a little part of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards qualities are defined by its position and soil sharing some similar characteristics to Pomerol being located on the boundary, along with distinct gravel rich soils ideal for Cabernet Franc production. Cheval Blanc typically makes 6,000 cases of the Grand Vin and 2,500 cases of the second wine, “Le Petit Cheval”.
PAST, HISTORY, IN THE CORRIDORS OF TIME…
The ascent of the property started in 1832, after the purchase of the property by Jean-Jacques Ducasse. Over a period of 20 years, the owner bought lot of individual plots from neighbouring property Chateau Figeac. Since 1870, Cheval Blanc is under the ownership of the Fourcaud-Laussac family’s after the wedding of Jean-Jacques Ducasse’s daughter and Jean Laussac- Fourcaud. The second wine Petit Cheval Blanc was introduced in 1988. In 1998, the vineyard was bought by Albert Frere and Bernard Arnault (who sold his share to LVMH 2009) and is administered by Pierre Lurton who is also the working for Chateau Yquem.
PLACE, IMPORTANCE, REPUTATION…
Chateau Cheval Blanc is one of the four wineries along with Chateau Angelus, Chateau Ausone and Chateau Pavie to be ranked Premier Grand Cru Classe (A).
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We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
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Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
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Graphs indicate market price trends as calculated by FINE+RARE’s internal market making system and are for guidance only. E&OE.
Chart showing (to 31/07/2019) market price for 12x75cl standard case:
|Cheval Blanc 2004||+£2,505.00 (+194.49%)||Latest price: £3,793.00|
Average Score 91.67