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Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Pre-Arrival 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"Barrel sample. Firm, wood-aged character shows strongly here. The wine is dense and very firm, with a dark feel of extraction, but the juicy fruitiness underneath shows enormous potential...93-95" WE 4/13 "This shows wonderful depth of fruit with blackberries, blueberry and spice. Minerals too. Full body, with beautiful and silky tannins and a long, long finish. Superb finish. Sensational for the vintage...94" WS "One of the stars of the vintage, it boasts a dense purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of red and black currants, graphite, subtle flowers and well-integrated, toasty oak. Impressively built rich and medium to full-bodied without losing the quintessential elegance and finesse for which this famous estate is renowned, the 2012 Domaine de Chevalier is filled with purity, equilibrium and balance...92-95" WA 4/13

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

Member Reviews for Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Pre-Arrival

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Snooth User: Supersnobs
1018695144
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 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.


Snooth User: edub
151871330
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 02/28/2010

A beautiful nose, dark fruits, tea and spices, a tad of integrated oak, coats the mouth well, nice mid palate and length. Has nice acidity and tannins that are silk and firm. This wine is well crafted, and often a true pleasure.


Snooth User: Matthieu
31468120
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/13/2007

rond, souple, fin, pas d'extra, équilibré, belle continuité, évolution complexe, belle finale, légèrement fruité, structuré


Snooth User: Matthieu
31468120
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/13/2007

équilibré, rond, subtil, long, tout en finesse mais léger, manque de punch, de puissance


Snooth User: Martingauthier
68883163
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/23/2008

Very good wine. I gave 4 glass out of 5. Explosion of fruit when you open the bottle. Red with a liitle touch of orange on the side. Taste of "fruit des champs", chocolat, prunes. Long finish. This wine is ready to drink. To my opinion don't wait after 2010.


Snooth User: Martingauthier
68883163
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 08/23/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: winenut718
4679145
0.00 5
Vintage: 1994 08/05/2008

pale gold- great nose of hazelnuts, wax, some rosemary and pears. Very lively on the palate- great balance and depth- terrific wine.


External Reviews for Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Pre-Arrival

External Review
Vintage: 2010 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
Vintage: 2010 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
Vintage: 2010 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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 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
Vintage: 2007 12/15/2011

concentrated


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/15/2011

and very tightly wound at this point. It displays refreshing orange peel


External Review
Vintage: 2007 12/15/2011

" The Domaine de Chevalier has long occupied a hard-won place at the very top of the quality pyramid in Bordeaux. The 2007 is intense


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"Barrel sample. Firm, wood-aged character shows strongly here. The wine is dense and very firm, with a dark feel of extraction, but the juicy fruitiness underneath shows enormous potential...93-95" WE 4/13 "This shows wonderful depth of fruit with blackberries, blueberry and spice. Minerals too. Full body, with beautiful and silky tannins and a long, long finish. Superb finish. Sensational for the vintage...94" WS "One of the stars of the vintage, it boasts a dense purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of red and black currants, graphite, subtle flowers and well-integrated, toasty oak. Impressively built rich and medium to full-bodied without losing the quintessential elegance and finesse for which this famous estate is renowned, the 2012 Domaine de Chevalier is filled with purity, equilibrium and balance...92-95" WA 4/13

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