Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac Léognan
    Domaine de Chevalier

    Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac Léognan,

    Destination

    vintage

    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%
    94-96/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2023 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was picked from August 28 to September 6 at 45hL/ha. It’s a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon. This has wonderful purity on the nose, revealing scents of lime, green apple and crushed stone—one of the most precise I have encountered at this early stage. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity that lends this white Pessac-Léognan superb focus. There’s real intensity here, building with a sense of nascent confidence toward the mineral, almost slate-like finish. Very long and tender, this is a white Domaine de Chevalier from the top drawer.
    Date Reviewed:
    04/2024

    specifications

    country:
    France
    region:
    Bordeaux
    Appellation:
    style:
    Allergen Information:
    This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.
    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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