A.O.C. Saint- Emilion, Bordeaux, France
Château Cheval Blanc is one of only two Saint-Émilion châteaux to be classified as Premier Grand Cru Classé (A) (alongside Château Ausone) – the district’s highest appellation – and is one of the finest wines in all Bordeaux.
The origins of the name of this world-famous château remain shrouded in mystery. One myth is that it marks the location of a post house where Henry IV changed horse. But, whatever the origin a visit to Cheval Blanc’s elegant château, with its grand views over flat plains of vines, will live long in the memory.
“Penetrating aromas of strawberry jam, raspberry, red cherry, orange peel, flowers and minerals. Enters bright, dense and linear, with very pure flavors of red cherry, citrus, minerals, marzipan and subtle herbs. Finishes very long and pure, with a strong peppery note, a lingering coffee nuance, and chewy, mounting tannins. Complex and multilayered, this is a very impressive wine, magically combining fleshy depth and pure aromas and flavors without being overripe or heavy.” Ian d’Agata, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (Oct 2011)