Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac Léognan
Domaine de Chevalier

Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac Léognan,

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Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac Léognan, 2009

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac Léognan, 2009

80% Semillon 20% Sauvignon blanc, aged in a third oak but this far from dominates the wine, spicy and fleshy but with pure, clear stone fruit flavours of nectarine and peach with a twist of lemon and citrus rind freshness, hints of ripe gooseberry too, creamy textured with shades of hazelnut complexity. Exquisitely refined, elegant and complex, a first rate white graves that gathers increasing momentum the longer it stays in glass.

ABV:
14%
96/100
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
The 2016 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc prances out with confident notions of lime cordial, orange blossoms, and grapefruit peel plus hints of struck flint, sea spray, and beeswax. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully intense, with a satiny texture and oodles of freshness, finishing long with a compelling spiciness coming through.
Date Reviewed:
12/2022
94/100
Neal Martin, Vinous
The 2016 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc has a well-defined bouquet of white peach, apricot and light candle wax aromas and nicely integrated oak. The well-balanced palate leads with quince and orange peel on the entry, revealing a pleasant bitter undertow and fanning out with confidence toward the saline finish. Excellent. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting.
Date Reviewed:
08/2020

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country:
France
region:
Bordeaux
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Domaine de Chevalier

Domaine de Chevalier

Olivier Bernard's extensive project at Domaine de Chevalier has really come to fruition. After a bold and not to mention expensive re-planting program throughout the `80s and then a decade and a half of patience for the vines to gain maturity, we can really see the benefits. 2005, 2008, 2009 and now 2010 rank amongst the very best wines produced in this sprawling commune. Powerful but graceful, true to their terroir, and just so enjoyable to drink; this has become one of our 'must buy' estates. Olivier's wines offer 'super second' class at relatively affordable prices.

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