Domaine de Chevalier, Rouge, 2005

Graves, Bordeaux, France

Domaine de Chevalier, Rouge, 2005

Graves, Bordeaux, France

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£62.50
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Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 35%, Petit Verdot 6%, Cabernet Franc 4% Wine Style: Full Bodied Red Optimum Drinking: 2016-2045 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102663
Estate Notes

Domaine de Chevalier produced a stunning wine in the great 2005 Bordeaux vintage.

Chevalier is owned by the Bernard family and its recent success can be attributed to Olivier Bernard who instigated an extensive replanting program from 1988 to 1995 and oversaw the construction of new winemaking facilities including a modern vat room, which has since been updated in 2014.

Domaine de Chevalier has a wonderfully unique and complex terroir comprising 40 hectares of vines on gravel and black sand with a sub-soil of a clay and gravel. The estate produces both red and white Bordeaux using sustainable methods, including organic fertilizers. Grapes are vinified in parcels and a third of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels and aged for 18-22 months.

Reviews

"A glorious wine from Domaine de Chevalier, this 2005 reveals notes of graphite, subtle charcoal, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, silky tannins, and a long, multi-dimensional finish. This is a killer effort from the Bernard family, who own this famous terroir in Pessac-Léognan." Robert Parker

"Saturated medium-deep ruby. Rather backward but extremely complex nose hints at cassis, blackberry, graphite, minerals and spices. Sweet, broad and rich, with enticing fresh minerality giving energy to the rather ripe, full-bodied cassis and spice flavors. Finishes perfumed and very long, with wonderfully lush, supple, fine-grained tannins and an almost decadent floral element. This is still a baby and one of the greatest young Domaine de Chevalier rouge wines I have ever tasted." Ian d'Agata