Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Léognan Blanc 750ml 2017France, Bordeaux
'This is really powerful and structured with superb muscle and phenolic tension. Yet, it’s formed and polished, layered and dense. Full-bodied, but energetic and focused. Vibrant acidity. Goes on for minutes. Citrus, stone, straw, salt and chalk. Incredible. Try after 2023.' – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 98/100 (Jan 2020)
'This shows a gently buttered frame around a core bristling with white peach, gooseberry, tangerine and verbena notes. Exhibits weight, tension and detail, with tarragon, chamomile and fleur de sel accents skittering through the finish. Seriously long and built to age. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Best from 2021 through 2032.' – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 96/100 (Mar 2020)
'This wine is dense, with concentrated spice plus rich white and kiwi fruits. Acidity is prominent, giving the wine impressive fruitiness and aging potential as suggested by the texture and wood flavors. Drink this beautifully ripe wine from 2022.' – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 96/100 (Mar 2020)
'Closed on the nose to begin, the Domaine de Chevalier 2017 Blanc (composed of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon) opens to aromas of ripe pears, Golden delicious apples and white peaches with notions of straw, honeysuckle and chalk. Medium-bodied, the palate is seriously intense and racy with loads of mineral sparks on the finish. It was aged for 16 months in French oak, 35% new.' – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 94/100 (Mar 2020)
'Rich, cedary/oaky nose but the fruit is tangy and not overcome by the oak, spicy too. The oak is creamy as well as cedary on the palate. Underneath the barrel effect is a waxy richness and a lemon/grapefruit freshness. Shows clearly the importance of the two varieties here. Deep and very youthful.' – Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17.5/20 (Oct 2019)
About Domaine de Chevalier:
Domaine de Chevalier is family-run, producing long-ageing wines and one of the world’s greatest whites. It dates back to the late 1600’s and has belonged to the Bernard family since 1983. Since 2015, Domaine de Chevalier has been the first major Bordeaux château to use Diam corks. The 120-hectare estate Is located in the middle of a forest which protects the vines from extreme temperatures. sustainable farming methods are practiced in the vineyards and over 30 hectares of vines are farmed using biodynamic farming techniques.
|Blend information||70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon|
|Drink to||Long-term cellaring|
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AG: Antonio Galloni of Vinous.com | AM: Allen Meadows of Burghound.com | CE: Christian Eedes of Winemag.co.za | DEC: Decanter | GS: Greg Sherwood MW | JS: James Suckling | JR: JancisRobinson.com | JD: Jeb Dunnuck | NM: Neal Martin of Vinous.com OM: Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show | PG: Platter's Guide | ST: Stephen Tanzer of Vinous.com | TA: Tim Atkin MW | VIN: Vinous.com | WA: Wine Advocate | WE: Wine Enthusiast | WM: Winemag.co.za Report | WS: Wine Spectator