The estate of Château Cheval Blanc is situated in the furthest corner of northwest Saint-Émilion, bordering Pomerol. Formerly part of the Figeac estate, in 1832 the land was purchased by the Ducasse family who subsequently bought adjacent vineyard plots and expanded the holdings over the next 20 years. In 1852 Mlle Henriette Ducasse married Jean Laussac-Fourcaud and they continued to develop the estate with extensive plantings of Cabernet Franc on carefully selected rootstock. One of the greatest influences the Ducasse family had on the estate was the drainage system they carefully constructed to prevent flooding of the vineyards, the first of its kind in Saint-Émilion.
Top Vintages Produced:
1921, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1982, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2008, 2009