Domaine de Chevalier

L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.17 ratings
9.01 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

2015 vintage. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and 10% petit verdot (compared to 55% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot for the grand vin). The grand vin is absolutely fabulous in this vintage, so it comes as no surprise that the lesser lots are pretty good too. The nose has some of the class of his big brother, with cassis, cedar wood and the typical spiciness, but without the ripeness and complexity. The mouth is pure and fresh with ripe cassis fruit and the acidity shining through a bit more here, but still it's layered, balanced and very attractive for one third of the price. A slight vegetal touch in both nose and aftertaste might be related to a higher percentage of Petit Verdot (?). By all standards a very nice Pessac-Léognan for the price, just don't compare it to the amazing grand vin.

2015 vintage. 60% cabernet sauvignon, 30% merlot and 10% petit verdot (compared to 55% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot for the grand vin). The grand vin is absolutely fabulous in this vintage, so it comes as no surprise that the lesser lots are pretty good too. The nose has some of the class of his big brother, with cassis, cedar wood and the typical spiciness, but without the ripeness and complexity. The mouth is pure and fresh with ripe cassis fruit and the acidity shining through a bit more here, but still it's layered, balanced and very attractive for one third of the price. A slight vegetal touch in both nose and aftertaste might be related to a higher percentage of Petit Verdot (?). By all standards a very nice Pessac-Léognan for the price, just don't compare it to the amazing grand vin.

Jul 25th, 2020
Oliver Alexander

Drinks very nicely with soft shell crab on a rainy day in DC

Drinks very nicely with soft shell crab on a rainy day in DC

May 18th, 2018
Michael Granovsky

Had it CIA Full body great taste

Had it CIA Full body great taste

Sep 1st, 2017
Katie Sugasa

This was white - please correct

This was white - please correct

May 4th, 2015
Pierre Gentine

Pierre had this 4 years ago

Pierre had this 4 years ago

Nov 25th, 2016
Julia Zhu

Julia had this 4 years ago

Julia had this 4 years ago

Oct 24th, 2016
Vincent Salvino

Vincent had this 5 years ago

Vincent had this 5 years ago

Feb 25th, 2016