Saint-Emilion Grand Cru
Picking by hand into small crates.
French oak barrels (60% new).
Colour : very beautiful, deep, intense garnet-red
Nose : powerful red fruit bouquet with toasty oak nuances, developing spicy hints and overtones of forest floor
Palate : The Merlot wines are very attractive, with fine structure and roundness. The texture is silky thanks to elegant tannin.
Food and wine matches : This wine's complexity makes it an ideal accompaniment to beef, duck, and dishes in a sauce.
Ageing potential : 10 years.
First known under the name Cheval Noir in 1895, this property is one of the oldest in Saint Emilion. Château Cheval Noir was purchased in 1937 by the Mähler-Besse family. This was their first vineyard acquisition. Located in close proximity to the most famous estates in Saint-Émilion, Château Cheval Noir produces outstanding wine. Hubert de Boüard (well-known oenologist and co-owner of Château Angélus, a Premier Grand Cru Classé and neighbour of Cheval Noir) has shared his expertise to make Cheval Noir for the past several years.