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Domaine de Chevalier 1986

Domaine de Chevalier 1986
 A case of 6 Magnums (1.5L) |
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    Parker : 88 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Tasted at the château, the 1986 Domaine de Chevalier was noticeably deep in color when poured, with little signs to give away its age on the rim. It has a powerful bouquet that seemed very different from previous encounters - much less herbaceous and with more volatility. The palate offered blackberry and bilberry fruit with a subtle marine note, though the burly finish is obscured by a touch of volatile acidity. I suspect there are better bottles of this out there commensurate with the bottle I opened in 2012. Tasted July 2016.
    BordeauxPessac-Leognan
    Alcohol
    12.5

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    13

    R. Gabriel
    17

    Wine Spectator
    89

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Domaine de Chevalier

    Classification
    Cru classe

    Parker
    88

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites