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1997 Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion 1er GCC 1997 Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion 1er GCC 1997 Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion 1er GCC 1997 Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion 1er GCC


Chateau Cheval Blanc, which is translated into white horse, has a long, colorful history in St. Emilion that is traced all the wine back to 1832. That was the year the Ducasse family purchased land from the much larger estate of Chateau 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, which of course took its inspiration from the unique gravel soils. The original vines purchased from Figeac became the genesis of what many people think is the best wine of St. Emilion, Chateau Cheval Blanc. At that time, back in 1832, Chateau Figeac was owned by Countess Felicité de Carle-Trajet. In those days, Chateau 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 the large Figeac estate helped create a myriad of new St Emilion wine making estates for numerous interested buyers. That explains why so many chateaux include the word Figeac as part of their name.

However the owners of what was to become Cheval Blanc wanted to eventually establish their own identity that was separate from Figeac. Hence the name change. Cheval Blanc continued gaining in popularity producing some of the best wines in all of Bordeaux during the 1920’s, 1940’s and 1950’s. 1947 Cheval Blanc created what many older, experienced wine tasters consider to be the best Bordeaux wine of all time!

For tasters that claim wines with high alcohol levels do not age, it is important to note that the 1929 Cheval Blanc reached 14.4% alcohol and the 1947 Cheval Blanc was also 14.4% alcohol!
In 1998 Chateau Cheval Blanc was purchased by Bernard Arnault and Baron Albert Frere for about the equivalent of 135 million Euros. They asked Pierre Lurton to manage the property for them. Today, Pierre Lurton also manages their other estates, Chateau d’Yquem, Chateau La Tour du Pin and Quinault l’Enclos.

This bottle is in very good condition and level BN. Slight marks on label. Current retail is around £400. Currently lying in wine merchants premises.

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1997 Chateau Cheval Blanc St Emilion 1er GCC, 1997

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