Product DetailsWinemakers overcame challenging conditions in 2013 to craft this fine, fresh, smooth Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé. It is a fine reflection of Château Cheval Blanc’s exceptional expertise. Yields were historically low in 2013, yet meticulous care of the Saint-Émilion vines, patience on the part of winemakers and careful sorting following the harvest ensured a successful vintage.
How to enjoy
- Service temperature - 14-16°C
- When to drink - Drink now through 2040+
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (10-15°C), dark place away from vibrations
- Closure - Cork
- Health warning - Contains sulphites
- Alcohol by volume - 13.0%
Blend and Origin
2013 Château Cheval Blanc, Saint-Emiliion
The 2013 vintage presented many challenges to winemakers. Grapes suffered from coulure (the dropping of improperly fertilised flowers) and millerandage (irregular development of grapes), and yields were low. Precision was therefore required in the cellar – winemakers determined that this vintage, a blend of 49% merlot, 48% cabernet franc and 3% cabernet sauvignon, would benefit from 15 months’ ageing in new oak to impart density and focus.
This product can only be purchased by persons over 18 years of age.
A versatile companion
The creaminess of a cheese soufflé will complement this wine’s silky texture.
For this fresh vintage, a “meaty” fish such as sea bass, monkfish or turbot will work well. Or, for a classic match, serve prime cuts of beef, such as rib or fillet.
A dessert using pear or apple – or even red berries – will complement the 2013’s fruity aromas.