Domaine de Chevalier Rouge Pessac-Léognan Premier 2010

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"A white with a phenomenal density and richness with creme brulee, apple pie and pear tart character. It's so agile and balanced. Full body, with tangy fruit and a long finish. Crazy intensity and style to this. Speechless. Best dry white from here...99" JamesSuckling.com 02/13 "A backward style of wine with notes of honeyed pears, subtle citrus, candle wax, orange zest and lemon butter, this medium to full-bodied, rich wine has terrific acidity and a long, long finish...94+" WA 02/13 "#48 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2013: This is a great wine with its swathes of ripe fruit allied to a very structured character. It is concentrated with complex flavors that bring in wood, tropical fruits, apricots and a dense texture. Combined, these elements give the wine great style and aging potential...96" WE 05/13

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Domaine De Chevalier:
Domaine de Chevalier is located in a clearing in the middle of a forest that protects the vines from extremes of temperature. In fact, Chevalier is a sort of secret garden, far from the limelight. This is something of a paradox for such an excellent wine, among the greatest in Bordeaux . Only a great terroir can produce a great wine... I often start out with these words when speaking about Doma... Read more
Domaine de Chevalier is located in a clearing in the middle of a forest that protects the vines from extremes of temperature. In fact, Chevalier is a sort of secret garden, far from the limelight. This is something of a paradox for such an excellent wine, among the greatest in Bordeaux . Only a great terroir can produce a great wine... I often start out with these words when speaking about Domaine de Chevalier. They convey our fundamental philosophy, not only with regard to viticulture, but also the spirit that pervades the estate, and the men and women who work here. They improve their already considerable skills year after year on behalf of that which is most essential to a fine wine in my opinion — balance. Read less
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Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake

RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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01/15/2012

We proefden Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 1988 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is een witte Bordeaux (sauvignon blanc en semillon). De druiven groeien ten zuiden van Bordeaux bij het dorpje Leognan. De wijn dateert uit 1988. Na het inschenken waren we diep onder de indruk van de geuren welke vrij kwamen. Oud hout, noten, honing en licht zoetig. Heerlijk in de neus. De smaak valt het beste te omschrijven als mild, ondanks de leeftijd. De blanc prikkelt lekker op de tong, heeft veel hout en een stevige afdronk, welke bijzonder lang aanhoudt. Het ruiken aan deze wijn is al een genot op zich. De gelaagdheid en de fantastische balans zijn werkelijk hemels! Het zou zonde zijn deze wijn bij het eten op tafel te zetten, er is een milde complexiteit in deze bordeaux welke het beste solo te ervaren is. We hebben deze wijn gewaardeerd met 92 punten wat hem in het topsegment plaatst.


External Reviews for Domaine de Chevalier Rouge Pessac-Léognan Premier

External Review
04/10/2014

A backward style of wine with notes of honeyed pears, subtle citrus, candle wax, orange zest and lemon butter, this medium to full-bodied, rich wine has terrific acidity and a long, long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2020–2050.


External Review
04/10/2014

Pale straw-yellow. Lemon, chamomile, vanilla, ginger and a faint lactic nuance on the restrained, minerally nose. Pliant and sweet in the mouth, offering good concentration and fat to the vinous lemon, guava and grapefruit flavors. Very minerally on the long finish, showing lingering notes of peach, vanilla and coconut. This should age splendidly and will probably be at its best between 2020 and 2035.


External Review
04/10/2014

This is a great wine with its swathes of ripe fruit allied to a very structured character. It is concentrated with complex flavors that bring in wood, tropical fruits, apricots and a dense texture. Combined, these elements give the wine great style and aging potential.


External Review
04/10/2014

Very pure, lacking the obvious punch of the vintage, with a floral note leading the way for a core of verbena, yellow apple, melon rind and green plum notes. The long, stone-tinged finish features finely beaded acidity. Drink now through 2016.



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"A white with a phenomenal density and richness with creme brulee, apple pie and pear tart character. It's so agile and balanced. Full body, with tangy fruit and a long finish. Crazy intensity and style to this. Speechless. Best dry white from here...99" JamesSuckling.com 02/13 "A backward style of wine with notes of honeyed pears, subtle citrus, candle wax, orange zest and lemon butter, this medium to full-bodied, rich wine has terrific acidity and a long, long finish...94+" WA 02/13 "#48 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2013: This is a great wine with its swathes of ripe fruit allied to a very structured character. It is concentrated with complex flavors that bring in wood, tropical fruits, apricots and a dense texture. Combined, these elements give the wine great style and aging potential...96" WE 05/13

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