x
  • Country ranking ?

    1 319
  • Producer ranking ?

    13
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • 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

Read more
Close

Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

Be the first one to make a 20s tasting note!

Written Notes

Brilliant pale gold.
Intense nose of fresh citrus fruit, white peach and exotic fruit. Gravely soil notes are also very present with menthol and flinty flavors.
On the palate very pure and straight wine showing a great and unctuous richness perfectly balanced by fruit and soil acidity. Feeling of sweetness traducing perfect ripeness of the fruit. Very long finish.
Precise and balanced wine with concentration and very high class style.
Authentic wine.

Tasted three times - last time in October 2015. Consistent notes. Fine aromatic nose of apple and acacia, lush palate with excellent acidity, fine balance, smooth aftertaste. Great complexity and sophisticated touch. Stunning wine for the vintage.
  • 94p
Pale lemon yellow. Apples, grapefruit, minerals, pure and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, creamy texture, elegant and nuanced, lovely structure, refined and long, magnificent. 95
  • 95p

Information

Origin

Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan

Highlights

Latest news

WINERY NEWS Mitchell Harris Wines / 
WINERY NEWS Charles Dufour  / 
WINERY NEWS Alois Lageder / Summa 20th anniversary  - To celebrate Summa’s 20th anniversary, 1.400 international  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château du Donjon / 
WINERY NEWS Clos Lapeyre / 
WINERY NEWS Nightwish / 
WINERY NEWS Domaine Garon / 
WINERY NEWS Domaine Guyon / 
WINERY NEWS Domaine Dominique Gallois / 
WINERY NEWS Domaine Isabel Ferrando / 
WINERY NEWS Schrader Cellars / Napa Valley’s Schrader Cellars sold to Constellation Brands Constellation Brands, Inc., the  more ...
WINERY NEWS Torres / MIGUEL A TORRES GIVEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY DB AND IMW Torres was given the award at a ce  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château du Tertre / 
WINERY NEWS Promontory / The story behind Napa's new blockbuster winery: Promontory Once upon a time, Bill Harlan race  more ...
WINERY NEWS Penfolds  / Penfolds Remembers Max Schubert   Two new wines aim to celebrate Max Schubert, but do they h  more ...
WINERY NEWS Paeanca Societa Agricola / 
WINERY NEWS Château Angelus / ANGELUS AFFECTED BY FROST Everything in the vineyard had been been in the best possible shape up   more ...
WINE NEWS: Dom Pérignon 2009 / Dom Pérignon will launch 2009 vintage before 2008 Dom Perignon has announced the launch of  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Sotheby’s $5m sale smashes records / .

Wine Moments

Here you can see wine moments from tastingbook users. or to see wine moments from your world.

 Oliver Bernard / Domaine de Chevalier, Wine Maker (France)  tasted  Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2012  ( Domaine de Chevalier )

Brilliant pale gold.
Intense nose of fresh citrus fruit, white peach and exotic fruit. Gravely soil notes are also very present with menthol and flinty flavors.
On the palate very pure and straight wine showing a great and unctuous richness perfectly balanced by fruit and soil acidity. Feeling of sweetness traducing perfect ripeness of the fruit. Very long finish.
Precise and balanced wine with concentration and very high class style.
Authentic wine.

8m 11d ago

94p
 Izak Litwar / The most important Scandinavian Bordeaux Critic, Pro (Denmark)  tasted  Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2012  ( Domaine de Chevalier )

"Tasted three times - last time in October 2015. Consistent notes. Fine aromatic nose of apple and acacia, lush palate with excellent acidity, fine balance, smooth aftertaste. Great complexity and sophisticated touch. Stunning wine for the vintage."

11m 10d ago

95p
 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2012  ( Domaine de Chevalier )

"Pale lemon yellow. Apples, grapefruit, minerals, pure and nuanced nose. Fresh acidity, creamy texture, elegant and nuanced, lovely structure, refined and long, magnificent. 95"

1y 3d ago

98p
 Björnstierne Antonson / sommelier, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2012  ( Domaine de Chevalier )

"DRUVSAMMANSÄTTNING 85% SB, 15% SM

TASTINGNOTE Ett mirakel av nobel och aromatisk komplexitet med toner av aprikos, vit och gul frukt, stor spännvidd och renhet i gommen, och framför allt en fantastisk harmoni och detaljer för detta vin som normalt sett brukar spelar kurragömma med oss vid denna ålder unga ålder. Mycket grapefrukt, medelfyllig, måttligt koncentrerad vin med en livlig syra, torr, lätt aromatisk, relativt delikat smak, härligt mogen frukt, stor finess, delikat komplexitet, lång i munnen. Men alla på den återhållsamma skalan.
"

1y 3m ago

Incorrect Information
If you found some information that is wrong, let us know
Are you sure you want do delete this wine? All information will be lost.
Are you sure you want to recommend this wine?
Are you sure you want hide this written note ?
Are you sure you want show this written note ?

HOW TO USE TASTINGBOOK?

We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started



Taste wines with the Tastingbook


Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'



Explore Your tasted wines library



Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile



Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Register now it's fast easy and totally free.
Register with Facebook   Register