Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux 2012

Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux 2012

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Domaine de Chevalier, classified Grand Cru Classe de Graves is one of the most important wine estates in Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux and has a reputation of making good wines even in average vintages. Its style is more elegance, finesse and purity than power, but never light or simple.  

Dense, purple color, sweet red and black currants, menthol, liquorice, subtle flowers and well-integrated, toasty oak on the palate. Impressively rich and medium to full-bodied without losing the elegance and finesse and very long finish. The tannins are sweet enough to drink it young but it can stay at least until 2040. Great Bordeaux.

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REVIEWS AND AWARDS

92+ points, Robert Parker - Very floral and elegant with raspberry and blackcurrant fruit mixed with toasty oak/vanillin, followed by a medium to full-bodied, stylish, polished wine that is the quintessentially refined style of Pessac-Léognan. Nevertheless, the complexity and nuance have yet to fully emerge. This medium to full-bodied Domaine de Chevalier is poised for a bright future. It is tight and backward now, as well as restrained aromatically, but everything is there for the future. Forget it for 5-7 years and drink it over the following 30 years.

Antonio Galloni: 93 points

Falstaff: 92 points

Wine Spectator: 92 points 

 


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  PESSAC LEOGNAN, BORDEAUX   Pessac-Léognan is a prestigious appellation recognised with its high-quality red and white wines. It lies immediately to the south of Bordeaux where all the finest vineyards are located. Red wines are blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with smaller percentage of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. They are beautifully balanced with fine tannins and exhibits notes of tobacco, cassis, dark cherry and leather as well as some minerality.   In general, wines are more fragrant and a little lighter in body than the finest wines of Haut-Medoc (immediate north of Bordeaux). Wines tend to mature more quickly, though not as quickly as the Merlot dominated Pomerol or Saint Emillion.

PESSAC LEOGNAN, BORDEAUX

Pessac-Léognan is a prestigious appellation recognised with its high-quality red and white wines. It lies immediately to the south of Bordeaux where all the finest vineyards are located. Red wines are blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with smaller percentage of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. They are beautifully balanced with fine tannins and exhibits notes of tobacco, cassis, dark cherry and leather as well as some minerality. 

In general, wines are more fragrant and a little lighter in body than the finest wines of Haut-Medoc (immediate north of Bordeaux). Wines tend to mature more quickly, though not as quickly as the Merlot dominated Pomerol or Saint Emillion.