Domaine de Chevalier, Rouge, 2004

Graves, Bordeaux, France

Domaine de Chevalier, Rouge, 2004

Graves, Bordeaux, France

Volume

Bottle

  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
£46.50
Qty
Total

£46.50

Information
Grape Varietes: Cabernet Sauvignon 55%, Merlot 35%, Petit Verdot 6%, Cabernet Franc 4% Wine Style: Left Bank Bordeaux Optimum Drinking: 2017-2022 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Robert Parker Code: 102905
Estate Notes

Domaine de Chevalier 2004 offers brilliant, immediate Bordeaux drinking.

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

"The classic southern Graves version of elegance, the 2004 Domaine de Chevalier exhibits aromas of lead pencil shavings, sweet cherry and strawberry fruit, cedar, spice, and subtle smoke. Medium-bodied with outstanding purity, richness, and texture, this soft, round beauty is ideal for drinking over the next 15+ years." Robert Parker