Within the borders of this LIEN-REGION[131,Saint-Emilion] appellation, lies this most famous of the first classified growths. The large pebbly outcrops situated in the middle of the limestone plateau are the signs of an exceptional terroir. After all, this type of soil is unique as Cabernet Franc accounts for two thirds of the Cheval Blanc vineyards! The owners' determination to reach perfection in the art of viticulture and winemaking has led to a strong and loyal following among lovers of fine wine. The sublime and exquisite nectar emanating from the Cheval Blanc estate is not surprising, given the care and effort taken. Cheval Blanc can rightly claim to be first among the rest.