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Domaine de Chevalier Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Pessac-Leognan 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Owner Olivier Bernard's attitude to nature and wine, working the soil naturallyand respecting the terroir and the style of the vintage, makes him a Burgundianat heart according to Jasper Morris MW, which is praise indeed. 2006 was aCabernet vintage in Pessac, according to Olivier, and the extra Cabernet in hisblend (67% CS and 4% CF) has made his 2006 more structured than usual. It hasan exotic, creamy blackberry nose, a wonderful harmony and structure, and alovely concentration of pure, minerally cassis fruit with coffee hints. This isanother tour de force of outstanding quality. Drink: 2012-2025.<br/>

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 Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Pessac-Leognan

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Snooth User: edub
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4.00 5
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
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3.50 5
09/13/2007

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


External Reviews for Domaine de Chevalier Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Pessac-Leognan

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/18/2011

An absolutely textbook great white Graves made from 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon and aged nine months on its lees, this is a prodigious effort displaying notes of white flowers, currants, honeyed citrus, fig, and crushed rocks. The wine is ve... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Domaine de Chevalier 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/17/2009

Major progress is being made at Domaine de Chevalier as the wines are revealing less overt oak as well as better integration of all the wines' structural components. The 2006 possesses a savory, subtle nose of lead pencil shavings, sweet black cherri... Robert Parker. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2006 Domaine de Chevalier 750ml



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Owner Olivier Bernard's attitude to nature and wine, working the soil naturallyand respecting the terroir and the style of the vintage, makes him a Burgundianat heart according to Jasper Morris MW, which is praise indeed. 2006 was aCabernet vintage in Pessac, according to Olivier, and the extra Cabernet in hisblend (67% CS and 4% CF) has made his 2006 more structured than usual. It hasan exotic, creamy blackberry nose, a wonderful harmony and structure, and alovely concentration of pure, minerally cassis fruit with coffee hints. This isanother tour de force of outstanding quality. Drink: 2012-2025.<br/>

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