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Chevalier, Domaine de


Tasting Notes

WA93

The 2000 Domaine de Chevalier has long been one of my favourite wines and now at 16 years of age, it continues to live up to expectations. It has a beautiful nose, so lively and vivacious, with black plum and blackberry, cedar and damp undergrowth scents, an undercurrent of tobacco. The palate is medium-bodied with impressive definition, a fine thread of acidity, though still backward and intimating that there is "much more in the tank." The structure is wonderful here, though it does not quite deliver the length you might expect, which compelled me to dock a couple of points. The bottom line: it`s a great Pessac-Léognan with a 30-40 year lifespan. Tasted January 2016.


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The Winery

Chevalier, Domaine de

Only a great terroir can produce a great wine… I often start out with these words when speaking about Domaine de Chevalier. They convey our fundamental philosophy, not only with regard to viticulture, but also the spirit that pervades the estate, and the men and women who work here. They improve their already considerable skills year after year on behalf of that which is most essential to a fine wine in my opinion – balance.
– Domaine de Chevalier

Domaine de Chevalier is located in the Pessac-Léognan appellation in a clearing of forestland that protects the vines from extreme temperatures. The domaine calls their terroir ‘a secret garden,’ which is a property of 80 hectares, 35 of which are vineyards (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot). The domaine is ranked among the Crus Classés in Graves, and is often the source of some of the greatest red and white blends to come out of Bordeaux.

www.domainedechevalier.com



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