Domaine de Chevalier Grand Cru Classe, Pessac Leognan Blanc, Bordeaux, France 2018
"...slowly reveals beguiling scents of lemongrass, lime leaves, fresh grapefruit, allspice and ginger with a core of fresh lemon and grapefruit...delivers bold citrus and spice layers with fantastic tension and a chalky finish." eRobertParker.com
|Grape Blend||Sauvignon Blanc 75%, Sémillon 25%|
|Winemaker||Stéphane Derenoncourt - consultant|
|Fill Level||In neck.|
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.
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"...slowly reveals beguiling scents of lemongrass, lime leaves, fresh grapefruit, allspice and ginger with a core of fresh lemon and grapefruit. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers bold citrus and spice layers with fantastic tension and a chalky finish." robertparker.com
"Domaine de Chevalier's Blanc is surprisingly unctuous in this vintage. Lemon confit, dried flowers and chamomile are some of the many notes that develop in the glass. The Blanc is, of course, famous for its ageworthiness, but I don't see the complexity, energy or structure of the very best years. I would prefer to drink it on the younger side. In 2018, the red is vastly more interesting than the Blanc." Antonio Galloni