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  • Country ranking ?

    992
  • Producer ranking ?

    21
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2024-2030
  • Food Pairing

    Battered Cod with Remoulade sauce

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The Story

Area of production: 5 ha

Average production: 18.000 bottles

Age of vines: ~35 years

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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Wine Information

Blend: Sauvignon Blanc 75% & Sémillon 25%

Yield: 45 hl/ha

Vintage report: The unquestionably successful 2016 vintage is due to the conjunction of several important factors. A rainy period lasting from the 1st of January to the 20th of June replenished water reserves and paved the way for a large potential crop. The significant precipitation between January and late June enhanced vine growth in spring and built up essential water reserves in our gravelly well-drained soil. Quasi-miraculous flowering guaranteed a large crop.

A window of opportunity – a spell of splendid weather from the 4th to the 11th of June – miraculously opened in the context of a "spring monsoon". This led to perfectly - fertilised flowers producing well - formed, sizeable bunches. An exceptionally dry period from the 1st of July to the 13th of September was conducive to richness and power. Summer was warm, but not excessively so, and also extremely dry. In fact, this was one of the driest summers in a hundred years... In early summer, our deeply-rooted old vines were fortunately able to draw on water reserves accumulated in spring.

The month of August was ideal for developing tannic structure in our red wine varieties and sugar levels in the white wine ones. However, these drought conditions were very trying for our young vines with relatively shallow roots. This necessitated the highly unusual step of watering them. We were really in need of rain by early September! This finally arrived, on the 13th of that month. These 40 mm of rain did a world of good, giving a boost to ripening and refreshing the vines.

An Indian summer from the 15th of September to the end of October provided finesse and elegance. The Indian summer, combined with diurnal temperature differences due to cool night-time temperature, ensured a good end to ripening of the various grape varieties, as well as refined red wine tannins, while maintaining fresh fruitiness.

The dry white wine harvest began on 12/09 with Sauvignon Blanc and finished with Sémillon on 05/10. The golden-coloured grapes were handpicked in four passes. They were rich, tasty, fresh, and in prime condition.

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Tasting note

color

Medium and Green-Yellow

ending

Long, Lingering and Vibrant

flavors

Mineral, New-oak and Citrus

nose

Youthful, Complex, Fresh and Refined

taste

Average in Acidity, Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Youthful, Medium-bodied, Focused, Elegant, Fresh and Dry

Verdict

Impressive

Written Notes

Pale colour. Fresh flinty passion fruit lemon aromas with vanilla notes. Well concentrated sweet lemon curd, passion fruit flavours, looseknit slinky textures, attractive supple mid palate slipperiness and long fresh mineral acidity. Very stylish. Tasted at the Union des Grand Crus. 94 points                     

  • 94p

Bright yellow colour, green hue. Aromatic nose, Williams pear, lemon zest, rosé grapefruit, pineapple and hints of passionfruit. On the palate well balanced, sweet fruit, crisp acidity, excellent length. A wine with very good potential. 95

  • 95p
Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is green-yellow and medium. On the nose it is open, youthful, charming, refined, fresh and complex. The taste is refined,robust, toasty, fresh, focused, elegant, and dry, and average in acidity, medium-bodied, with concentrated, well-structured, balanced structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has new-oak, citrus and mineral flavours. The finish is long, vibrant and lingering. This wine is impressive. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years.
- (Tasting note created by Tb's AI)
  • 93p
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Origin

Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan

Drinking temperature

10-12C

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Inside Information

"The Domaine de Chevalier 2016 Blanc has a somewhat delicate, nuanced bouquet this year, one that demanded gentle coaxing from the glass. It reveals delineated aromas of green apple, gooseberry and kiwi fruit, flintiness tucked just behind. The palate is well balanced and slightly Burgundy-like on the entry (strangely, not unlike a Nuits-Saint-Georges Blanc!). It opens nicely in the glass but never looses its head. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity and fine delineation, with pretty lemongrass and shaved ginger notes judiciously sprinkled over the finish. It is a Domaine de Chevalier Blanc that I would be inclined to consume in its youth rather than cellar, but hey, you never know the longevity of these wines; they can always surprise you." - Neil Martin / Wine Advocate (90-92p)

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