Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.1605 ratings
9.2151 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Stefan Dolhain

2016 vintage.

2016 vintage.

Feb 18th, 2021
Will Stanley

With a heavenly dark, perfumed aroma, this Domaine de Chevalier 2011 is a superb Graves from a lesser appreciated vintage.

Lots of cedar, cigar box and roast coffee notes on the palate. Really fruit forward, with blackcurrant, cassis and steeped plum, and an undercurrent of gentle acidity that carries through to a vanilla laced finish. There is a flash of green pepper. Tannins are quite supple and the wine is relatively light as a whole (in Bordeaux terms, that is) - in a great spot now but could easily go another 5-10 years (but why wait?).

With a heavenly dark, perfumed aroma, this Domaine de Chevalier 2011 is a superb Graves from a lesser appreciated vintage.

Lots of cedar, cigar box and roast coffee notes on the palate. Really fruit forward, with blackcurrant, cassis and steeped plum, and an undercurrent of gentle acidity that carries through to a vanilla laced finish. There is a flash of green pepper. Tannins are quite supple and the wine is relatively light as a whole (in Bordeaux terms, that is) - in a great spot now but could easily go another 5-10 years (but why wait?).

Jun 15th, 2020
Josh Morgenthau

Love the erroneous back label variety math. Pine box, tar, then bright, spicy mature fruit that becomes a touch balsamic on the palate. Tannins just relaxed enough to add depth. Really good.

Love the erroneous back label variety math. Pine box, tar, then bright, spicy mature fruit that becomes a touch balsamic on the palate. Tannins just relaxed enough to add depth. Really good.

Apr 9th, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.3

Still young! This has years and years of life left.

Still young! This has years and years of life left.

Feb 15th, 2020
Weijie Shi (Jay)

En Magnum

En Magnum

Dec 24th, 2019
Weijie Shi (Jay)

En Magnum

En Magnum

Dec 24th, 2019
Stefan Dolhain

2015 vintage. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. What a glorious wine! Intensely perfumed with blackcurrant, cedarwood and subtle spices. Amazingly elegant and profound, with a powerful but very refined tannic structure, incredible purity and freshness, perfectly integrated wood and a knockout extremely long finish. Wow!

2015 vintage. 55% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot. What a glorious wine! Intensely perfumed with blackcurrant, cedarwood and subtle spices. Amazingly elegant and profound, with a powerful but very refined tannic structure, incredible purity and freshness, perfectly integrated wood and a knockout extremely long finish. Wow!

Jul 13th, 2019
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8.5

A bottle of 1968 Domaine de Chevalier was served blind by Olivier Bernard to celebrate my wingman, Johan Berglund's 50th birthday, admittedly with no expectations given how poor the vintage was. But my word, it surpasses all expectations. It has a fresh leafy bouquet with vestiges of black fruit mixed with cedar. The palate is not powerful but fresh and balanced, rustic in style but with a surprising sense of vitality on the finish. Provenance will have played a part but it proves how this Pessac-Léognan can surprise in the most maligned vintages. Tasted at Domaine de Chevalier. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

A bottle of 1968 Domaine de Chevalier was served blind by Olivier Bernard to celebrate my wingman, Johan Berglund's 50th birthday, admittedly with no expectations given how poor the vintage was. But my word, it surpasses all expectations. It has a fresh leafy bouquet with vestiges of black fruit mixed with cedar. The palate is not powerful but fresh and balanced, rustic in style but with a surprising sense of vitality on the finish. Provenance will have played a part but it proves how this Pessac-Léognan can surprise in the most maligned vintages. Tasted at Domaine de Chevalier. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

May 24th, 2018
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9.6

The 1928 Domaine de Chevalier is an utterly sublime expression of a legendary vintage and at 90-years of age, continues to entrance. This bottle, ex-cellar, offers a cornucopia of aromas, red cherries, kirsch, sandalwood, balsam and pressed red rose petals that become more tertiary with aeration. There is a warmth to these aromatics, like warming your hands on an open fire. The palate is medium-bodied with a surprisingly sweet entry. There is a little rusticity, forgivably of course, but the texture is so smooth and refined. Entrancing in terms of harmony and with considerable depth and persistence, it bids adieu with a long, tobacco-tinged aftertaste. It is one of the finest 1928s that I have encountered. Tasted at the Académie du Vin dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

The 1928 Domaine de Chevalier is an utterly sublime expression of a legendary vintage and at 90-years of age, continues to entrance. This bottle, ex-cellar, offers a cornucopia of aromas, red cherries, kirsch, sandalwood, balsam and pressed red rose petals that become more tertiary with aeration. There is a warmth to these aromatics, like warming your hands on an open fire. The palate is medium-bodied with a surprisingly sweet entry. There is a little rusticity, forgivably of course, but the texture is so smooth and refined. Entrancing in terms of harmony and with considerable depth and persistence, it bids adieu with a long, tobacco-tinged aftertaste. It is one of the finest 1928s that I have encountered. Tasted at the Académie du Vin dinner. (Neal Martin, Vinous, May 2018)

May 24th, 2018
Meg Herring

Reminded me I should drink more Bordeaux #pghwinefestival

Reminded me I should drink more Bordeaux #pghwinefestival

May 11th, 2018