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2022 Château Cheval Blanc En Primeur

2022 Château Cheval Blanc:  Just released, please enquire for availability.


Stock is extremely limited and will be offered on allocation, please e-mail us at to enquire.


Offered en primeur, landing spring 2025.

Château Cheval Blanc

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Château Cheval Blanc

Château Cheval Blanc is a 1er Grand Cru Classé (A) in Saint-Émilion.  Originally part of the Figeac estate, it became a separate vineyard in 1832.  Initially the wines were sold under the Figeac label, but the estate acquired its own identity in the 1850s, under the name Cheval Blanc.  The name is believed to derive from a village of the same name which existed here in the 16th century.  It was also in the 1850s that Cheval Blanc began to blend Merlot and Cabernet Franc, establishing the style which defines modern Saint-Émilion wines.  Today the estate, along Château d'Yquem, is owned by LVMH and managed by Pierre Lurton.

The modern estate is comprised of 39 hectares, divided into 45 plots, each vinified separately.  The vineyards are planted to 52% Cabernet Franc, 43% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.  The estate is blessed with both clay and gravel soils.  Many estates in Saint-Émilion have one but not the other (Cheval Blanc is on the border with Pomerol).  There are three main soil types – fine-textured with clay, more coarsely textured with gravel, and large gravel with sand – making up a complex patchwork.   

Annual production of the grand vin is around 6000 cases.  The second wine is Le Petit Cheval, with around 2500 cases produced.  The impressive vat room, designed by architect Christian de Portzamparc, allows for precise vinification by individual parcels.

In July 2021, Cheval Blanc (along with Angelus), announced its intention to withdraw from the St-Emilion classification, due to be renewed in 2022.


RED 2022 Château Cheval Blanc 75cl £3,000 per case of 6 Château Cheval Blanc
2022 / / 75cl
£3,000 per case of 6
Tasting Notes"One of the stars of the vintage is the striking 2022 Cheval Blanc, a blend of 53% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Franc and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon that bursts from the glass with aromas of mulberries, cherries and wild berries mingled with mint, orange zest, pencil lead, vine smoke and exotic spices. Medium to full-bodied, velvety and layered, it's rich and gourmand, with beautifully refined tannins, lively acids and a long, saline, pungently perfumed finish. Harvest began on 29 August, with all the Merlot picked before the month was out, and the result is a wine that is as vibrant as it is lavish. 97-99+ points" William Kelley, ------"This is a wine that soars to new heights with its brightness and weightlessness. The balance of serene fruit that’s perfectly ripe. Full-bodied yet tight and polished where it seems delicate and compressed, with berry, chocolate and walnut character. The finish is endless and poised. Wine of the vintage? 53% merlot, 46% cabernet franc and 1% cabernet sauvignon. 99-100 points""The 2022 Cheval Blanc is a lucid, deep purple color. With profound intensity on the nose, this Cheval offers blackcurrant, blue fruit, iris petals, crushed stone and incense aromas. It is blessed with breathtaking delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with seamless tannins. There is palpable verticality in this Cheval, almost "correct" and "strict", yet endowed with stunning depth and complexity. The Cabernets are clearly in the driving seat here and lend it Left Bank allure. Consequently, while it is not the most flamboyant Cheval Blanc I have tasted at this stage, it constitutes a wine for those serious about their Bordeaux. It will give the same satisfaction as when you finish reading a literary masterpiece. 98-100 points" Neal Martin,

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