2010 Vintage Château Cheval Noir Introduced at the Salon TFWA in Cannes, From 21 to 26 October 2012 (Blue Village Stand B)

BORDEAUX, France, October 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Consultant and oenologist Hubert de Boüard, co-owner of Château Angelus, is working in close collaboration with Château Cheval Noir, a Saint Emilion Grand Cru, owned by the Mähler-Besse family.

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Famed oenologist Hubert de Boüard, co-owner of Château Angelus, has been brought on board to provide expert advice to Château Cheval Noir and contribute to the vineyard's excellence. De Boüard and the vineyard have a shared history: Hubert's father worked for Cheval Noir in the 1950s. The new partnership has resulted in the creation of a "very tight wine with silky tannins and elegant but not overpowering oaky notes" (2011 Gault & Millau Guide), reflecting Mähler-Besse's high standards and its dedication to creating exceptional wines that awaken the palate and mind, from vintage to vintage.

Château Cheval Noir: A Prestigious Vintage

Cheval Noir's name first appeared in 1895 and is among the oldest in Bordeaux. The property was acquired in 1937 and was the Mähler-Besse family's first. In 2008, a wine warehouse was built on the 6-hectare plot of land, combining cutting-edge technology and a passion for wine. Composed of 100% Merlot, Château Cheval Noir epitomises Mähler-Besse's philosophy: a marriage between unwavering dedication and knowledge gained over a century. Produced according to stringent standards and with unbending passion, Cheval Noir wines offer connoisseurs the perfect blend of pleasure, charm, and elegance.

About Mähler-Besse

Mähler-Besse was founded in 1892 and is a merchant, owner, and specialist of grands crus classés. Located at the Place de Bordeaux for more than a century, Mähler-Besse has a solid reputation and is recognized by industry professionals. The company is known for the consistent quality of its wines; its taste for travel and adventure has led it off the beaten path on a quest for the best wines in the world. As an owner of most Bordeaux vineyards (including Saint Emilion, Saint Estèphe, and Haut-Médoc), and as co-owner of Château Palmer (the 3rdgrand cru classé in Margaux), Mähler-Besse stands today as one of the world's key players for the best wines of Bordeaux and elsewhere.

SOURCE Mahler Besse