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  • Country ranking ?

    1 154
  • Producer ranking ?

    28
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Salads

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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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Domaine de Chevalier white - 70% Sauvignon Blanc + 30% Semillon. A very distinct nose of pineapple, acacia flower and lemongrass, splendid acidity and crunchiness of fruit, racy with finesse and sophisticated touch, persistent aftertaste. A spectacular effort for the vintage. Sheer class! 96p. 

  • 96p

The 2020 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc bursts with notions of ripe yellow apples, juicy pears and lime blossoms, plus hints of blanched almonds, yuzu zest and wet pebbles. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers impactful apple and citrus flavors with a racy backbone and seductive oiliness to the texture, finishing long and minerally.

94-96p

  • 96p

Full embossed bottle 1,330 g. Undated cask sample. 70% Sauvignon, 30% Sémillon. In conversion to organic viticulture. Fermented and aged for 18 months in barrel. 
Subtle, salivatory, mineral nose. Quite rich and dense on the palate – lots more depth here than in most dry white Pessac-Léognans. Seems weightier and richer than most previous vintages. Builds towards the finish. On past form, I'll give it the benefit of the doubt regarding ageability.

  • 88p

Bright yellow colour with green hue. Aromatic nose reminiscent of grapefruit zest, candied lemon zest, ripe apricots, hints of aromatic herbs and white blossoms. On the palate savoury character with almost salty minerality, elegant acidity, well balanced with creamy texture and excellent length, multi-layered finish, a wine with wonderful tension and depth.  

  • 97p
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Origin

Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan

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