Bordeaux 2009 Releases: Domaine de Chevalier

Two wines from Domaine de Chevalier, a property that is going from strength to strength. The red was described by Robert Parker as “A future legend in the making, this could be the best Domaine de Chevalier produced over the last half century”.

2009 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
£549 per case of 12 bottles in bond

Vivid fruit intensity, with clarity, purity and a creamy-textured accent. This is a wine of intensity and depth of character, which carries the ripeness of the vintage with a restrained elegance and poise. Delineated, with a pinpoint focus, this wine is well-honed and balanced, in a natural fresh style. Perfectly judged and highly impressive.
Drinking: 2015-2025
Robert Parker: 94-96* points (Wine Advocate 188)

The dry whites of Graves performed very well in 2009 and the Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is an excellent example of the quality to be found here: poised and mineral, with attractive floral and citrus notes, as well as great depth.

2009 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
£360 per case of 6 bottles in bond
Lively on the nose, with fresh, pure notes of zesty citrus. On the palate, this has the poise we have come to expect from Domaine de Chevalier, with fragrant ripe peach notes balanced by a refreshing acidity and attractive vein of minerality.
Drinking: 2014-2020

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