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    1 940
  • Producer ranking ?

    18
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Beef Tenderloin with Shitake and Crisp Rosemary Potatoes

The Story

The winemaker’s role is to reflect the best the terroir has to offer and to reproduce the intrinsic taste parameters that correspond to Domaine de Chevalier.

Olivier Bernard describes Domaine de Chevalier’s white wines: “Our aim is not to make the wine as fruity as possible at all costs. Measured extraction and barrel ageing create very complex wines – beautifully fresh, never heavy, and with an incredibly long aftertaste that “unfolds like a peacock’s tail”... We target the long term and make a great wine that needs time to reveal its full potential.”

Thomas Stonestreet confirms that “Domaine de Chevalier blanc is an incredibly complex wine, that can age for many years ... It features much more than just fruitiness. It also very velvety, rich, and concentrated...”

Rémi Edange has much to say about the wine’s bouquet: “An incredibly complex nose... Above and beyond the varietal aromas there are empyreumatic overtones of resin, smoke, liquorice, coffee, and even, in certain vintages, cedar and Havana cigars... With regard to the fruit, Domaine de Chevalier often shows quince as well as peach, apricot, pineapple, tropical fruit (lychees), and citrus. In older vintages, the bouquet is reminiscent of a fine Sauternes. As if this were not enough, there are also floral overtones of vine flowers, herb teas (lime-blossom, verbena), etc...”

Olivier Bernard has this to say about his red wines: “Domaine de Chevalier rouge has good structure and a great deal of finesse, complexity, and ageing potential – which does not exclude a smooth, fruity quality that makes it enjoyable in its youth. Always balanced, never aggressive, power is by no means the priority...”

Rémi Edange adds: “Chevalier’s red wines are well-structured with round, very fine, tight-knit tannin... They are tremendously elegant and distinguished with a very long aftertaste and more delicacy than power...”

 

 

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Ripe, intense, fruity, vanilla, minerals, deeper nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, intense and rounded texture, long. 93
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Dark purple red with violet hue and black centre. Initially closed nose, discreet fruit and hints of mild spices. Very elegant character. On the palate well structured with distinct minerality, good weight and length, firm but balanced tannins.
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Origin

Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan

Vintage Quality

Above Average

Value For Money

Good

Investment potential

No Potential

Fake factory

None

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Domaine de Chevalier 2014  ( Domaine de Chevalier )

"Ripe, intense, fruity, vanilla, minerals, deeper nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, ripe, intense and rounded texture, long. 93"

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 Markus Del Monego / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Domaine de Chevalier 2014  ( Domaine de Chevalier )

"Dark purple red with violet hue and black centre. Initially closed nose, discreet fruit and hints of mild spices. Very elegant character. On the palate well structured with distinct minerality, good weight and length, firm but balanced tannins. "

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