Domaine de Chevalier

Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2013 | Cru Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

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Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2013 | Cru Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

This marries high-pitched thyme, chamomile and quinine notes with richer white peach, shortbread and meringue flavors. The long finish pulls everything together. Should be a beauty when finished. Score range: 92-94

Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 2010 | Cru Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

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75 cL. vin rouge. Vendu par 6 bouteilles
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Wine Advocate #205
Feb 2013 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 95 Drink: 2018 - 2038
This is one of my all-time favorite wines from Domaine de Chevalier, a silky, rather classic Pessac-Leognan with notes of scorched earth, tobacco leaf and black and red currants, but no hard edges. Fragrant, complex aromatics are followed by a savory, expansively flavored wine made from a final blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine hit 13.5% natural alcohol, which must certainly be among the highest they have ever achieved, even eclipsing the 2009. An opulent, precocious style of wine that seems much more developed, complex and delicious than I thought from barrel, this beauty can be drunk in 5-6 years or cellared for 20 or more.

Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 2012 | Cru Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

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This sports lovely, enticing plum sauce, melted black licorice, blackberry pâte de fruit and cherry compote notes, along with fruitcake and graphite accents that fill in the background. The solid structure is fully absorbed into the fruit, and this should cellar well. A solid effort for the vintage. Best from 2017 through 2025.

Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 2011 | Cru Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

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Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 2011

A spectacular effort, especially for this challenging vintage, Olivier Bernard’s 2011 Domaine de Chevalier boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of subtle charcoal, graphite, black currants and black cherries. Rich and full-bodied with a multilayered mouthfeel and a long, complex, stunning finish, this is a profound example of a 2011 from a great terroir. Consume it over the next 20 yearsWine Advocate #212 Apr 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 94    Drink: 2014 - 2034

Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2007 | Cru Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

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75 cL. vin blanc. Vendu par 12 bouteilles
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Domaine de Chevalier blanc 2007

Wine Advocate #188 Apr 2010 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 96

Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 2009 | Cru Classé de Graves, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

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Wine Advocate #199
Feb 2012 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 95 Drink: 2012 - 2037
In late 2011, I had the last bottle in my cellar of the 1970 Domaine de Chevalier. Much to my surprise, it was still holding on to life and remained gorgeously complex in that ethereal Graves style. The 2009, one of the finest Domaine de Chevaliers yet produced, reveals a striking bouquet of burning embers, sweet cherry, black and red currant fruit, spice box, cedar and lead pencil shavings. The tannins are sweet in this fleshy, full-bodied offering. It is built on the notion of extraordinary harmony, elegance and complexity. While not the most concentrated or flamboyant 2009, its intense aromas are already reasonably evolved and its lusciousness and balance are terrific. Made from an interesting blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, its yields of 45 hectoliters per hectare were slightly higher than many of its neighbors achieved. Drink it over the next 25 years.