The estate's second wine is named Le Petit Cheval.
The manager of Château Cheval Blanc, Jacques Hebrard, was outraged at the evaluation of his 1981 vintage barrel samples made by influential wine critic Robert M. Parker, Jr. and asked him to re-taste. Upon arriving, Parker was attacked by Hebrard's dog as the manager stood idly by and watched. When Parker asked for a bandage to stop the bleeding from his leg, Parker says Hebrard instead gave him a copy of the offending newsletter. Hebrard denies that Parker was bleeding. However, Parker did retaste the wine and found it significantly changed from his previous evaluation, and therefore gave the wine an updated evaluation in a later issue of his publication The Wine Advocate.
In the 2007 Pixar animated film Ratatouille, the cynical food critic, Anton Ego (voiced by Peter O'Toole), suggests "You provide the food, I'll provide the perspective, which would go nicely with a bottle of Cheval Blanc 1947".
In the 2005 Luc Besson film Angel-A, Rie Rasmussen, playing Angel-A, secretly orders a bottle of Cheval Blanc while teaching the destitute André (played byJamel Debbouze) to relax and live better. When he finds out what he's drinking, André loses some of the wine through his nose.
In the 2004 film Sideways, a 1961 Château Cheval Blanc is the prized possession of Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti), the oenophile central character. Somewhat inconsistently, the character voices negative opinions on Cabernet Franc and Merlot, which are the constituent grape varieties of this wine.
In the 1994 film The Naked Gun 33 1/3, Lieutenant Frank Drebin (portrayed by Leslie Nielsen), working undercover in a state prison, starts an inmate riot during chow time by complaining that "this Cheval Blanc '68 is supposed to be served slightly chilled; this is room temperature!"
In the 1987 episode "Rumpole and the Blind Tasting" of the British series Rumpole of the Bailey, the case revolves around dozens of cases of wine labeled 1971 Château Cheval Blanc.