Château Cheval Blanc is located in the Saint-Émilion appellation in Bordeaux. Having remained largely unchanged since the 1850’s, its wine is one of only four to receive the highest rank of 1er Grand Cru Classé in 2012.
Since 1998, Château Cheval Blanc belongs to billionaires Albert Frère and Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton), the world’s largest luxury-goods company. The Estate manager is Pierre Lurton, who is also the winemaker of Château d’Yquem.
Offering a variety of soils covering 41 hectares, Château Cheval Blanc produces outstanding Cabernet Franc, Merlot noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon hand-harvested grape varieties. Its acclaimed second wine, Le Petit Cheval, has also received considerable praise.
Cheval Blanc obtained the highest awards given to wines from the Bordeaux region at various exhibitions, including one in London in 1862 and another in Paris in 1878.
The best vintages of Château Cheval Blanc are: 2017, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2001, 1982, 1964, 1961, 1959, 1955, 1953, 1950, 1929, 1928 and 1921.