Chateau Cheval Blanc is almost certainly the best majority cabenet franc wine in the world. It is also our, and quite a number of other people’s, favourite claret.
The 1947 vintage is recognized as one of the very best wines ever made and the 1981 vintage (one of our favourites) resullted in the owner of the estate setting his dog on a certain American wine reviewer. The reviews have improved since that date.
For the record, the grand vin is usually around 57% Cabernet Franc, 39% Merlot, 3% Malbec, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the estate also produces a white wine called Le Petit Cheval Blanc and owns a nice spot in the Argentine Andes where they produce something called Cheval Des Andes.
1934 was a very good vintage in Bordeaux
Other vintages of Chateau Cheval Blanc (Vandermeulen)
Other wines from Chateau Cheval Blanc
1934 Chateau Cheval Blanc: £900
1982 Chateau Cheval Blanc: £1150
1998 Chateau Cheval Blanc: £1300
2000 Le Petit Cheval: £250
2003 Le Petit Cheval: £135
2009 Le Petit Cheval: £170
2010 Le Petit Cheval: £240
2014 Le Petit Cheval Blanc: £275