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%
    94/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Touch of reduction on the first nose, intense, gunsmoke-filled aromatics, clearly aimed at extremely long ageing. Great quality, stands out for its serious structure, with clove, aniseed and fennel woven through citrus and white pear, has weight and manages to stay on the savoury side of ripe. Needs time and food. Tasted twice. 40th harvest of Olivier Bernard (meaning a special label), 33% new oak.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    94-96/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2022 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is made from 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. It needs considerable swirling and coaxing to unlock notes of fresh pineapple, orange blossoms, lime cordial, and juicy pears, giving way to wafts of honeysuckle and cedar. The medium-bodied palate is electric with citrus and tropical fruit layers, framed by a racy backbone and satiny texture, finishing long and mineral-laced. This is nicely done! pH 3.32.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    92-94/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2022 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was picked from 22 August to 1 September. It has an instantly satisfying bouquet as it "launches" scents of passion fruit, lemon rind and patisserie scents, very well-defined and focused. The palate is intense on the entry and impressive in weight and density. Perhaps there's not quite the tension of the previous vintage, but it is long and thickly textured on the finish. Excellent.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023

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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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