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The Greatest
23 May 2019

We seem to live in a world of superlatives. When every wine that is released is the best or most profound – one can become a little bit cynical. However, when someone as well respected as Olivier Bernard suggests that his 2018 is the “greatest” wine he has ever produced at Domaine de Chevalier, you take note! We had already tasted and reached the same conclusion before we exchanged views. This is one seriously impressive wine: deeply concentrated, with swathes of effortless fruit, wrapped in grand scale, yet caressing tannins that finish with sumptuous, bright fruit. It’s exquisitely constructed, and for us, eclipses the likes of the 2005, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2016. Greatest? Without hesitation - this is not to be missed! "Wow. I can’t get over the pureness of fruit in this wine with so much currant, tar and wet-earth character. Flowers, too. So aromatic. Full body, yet pureness and brightness of fruit. Layered. Incredible depth and beauty. 65% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and 5% petit verdot. Greatest ever?" 99-100/100”. - James Suckling, jamessuckling.com

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