Domaine de Chevalier Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan 2007
No wonder Olivier Bernard was beaming. His 2007 is the latest in a line ofstunning vintages which, apart from the amazing 2005, is his best wine since2000. A brooding, spicy, damson nose leads on to a dense palate withblackberry, crushed cassis, tobacco and leather with a long, pure finish. Thebalanced, mouth-filling fruit is cloaked in velvety but significant tannins(higher than 2005) bestowing the wine with a fine, masculine, early-drinkingstyle. Fantastic in the context of any vintage, and not far off the quality ofHaut-Brion, this is an essential buy for any Claret-lover this year.
Editorial Reviews for Domaine de Chevalier Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan
Smoky, oaky nose, a touch stemmy with blackberry jam over cedary toast – good wild berry fruit up front, nice balance, soft tannin, good acid, tannins are a bit peppery, good length, crisp fruit on finish, hint of bitter tannin (87-88)
External Reviews for Domaine de Chevalier Red Bordeaux Blend Pessac-Léognan
Purple color of normal intensity. Aromatic and fruity nose with a nice smell of hazelnut red fruit and leather. The palate is well built pulpy on entry mellow in the middle and tasty. Finishing up on coated tannins with a hint of vividness in the persistence. Good length. A success of the vintage. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com
Bright, pale, green-tinged yellow. Explosively sappy, perfumed nose offers fresh apricot, grapefruit peel, flowers and spices. Dense yet weightless in the mouth, with wonderfully silky sweetness to the gripping flavors of lemon, flowers and spices. A... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2007 Domaine de Chevalier 750ml