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  • Country ranking ?

    977
  • Producer ranking ?

    8
  • Decanting time

    -
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

The Story

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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Diamond brilliance with fresh yellow and pale green color.
Pure and powerful on the nose. White flowers, citrus fruit and exotic fruit, spicy and mineral complexity.
Full bodied and really moreish. Tasty and complex
Fruit is everywhere with delicatessen and distinction.
Outstanding style and authenticity.
First class wine.

Tasted five times - last time in April 2011. Consistent notes. Extremely flowery nose with pineapple, acacia, citron , lemon and apples, refined, rich, splendid acidity, excellent balance and thrillingly smooth aftertaste. Great elegance and style. Stunning beauty.
  • 95p
Pale lemon yellow, green hue. Citrus, lime, minerals, touch of smoke, some herbs, and a touch of tropical. Gorgeous acidity, mouthwatering, so fresh and lively, beautiful complexity and balance, very elegant and still powerful, very long finish. 95-97
  • 96p

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Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan

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 Oliver Bernard / Domaine de Chevalier, Wine Maker (France)  tasted  Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2009  ( Domaine de Chevalier )

Diamond brilliance with fresh yellow and pale green color.
Pure and powerful on the nose. White flowers, citrus fruit and exotic fruit, spicy and mineral complexity.
Full bodied and really moreish. Tasty and complex
Fruit is everywhere with delicatessen and distinction.
Outstanding style and authenticity.
First class wine.

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 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2009  ( Domaine de Chevalier )

"Tasted five times - last time in April 2011. Consistent notes. Extremely flowery nose with pineapple, acacia, citron , lemon and apples, refined, rich, splendid acidity, excellent balance and thrillingly smooth aftertaste. Great elegance and style. Stunning beauty."

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96p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2009  ( Domaine de Chevalier )

"Pale lemon yellow, green hue. Citrus, lime, minerals, touch of smoke, some herbs, and a touch of tropical. Gorgeous acidity, mouthwatering, so fresh and lively, beautiful complexity and balance, very elegant and still powerful, very long finish. 95-97"

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