Domaine de Chevalier 2008

 1 Jeroboam (5L Bordeaux)
Parker : 93 / 100
Wine Spectator : 91 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
One of the fabulous sleepers of the vintage and a wine for serious Bordeaux afficionados to consider buying, the 2008 is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol. Surprisingly backward for a 2008, it is medium to full-bodied with moderate tannins, lots of purity and abundant charcoal, black currant and floral notes. The sweetness of the fruit, depth of flavor and textured, lush mouthfeel in this medium to full-bodied, ageworthy 2008 are impressive. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades. I would not be surprised if it turns out to be as impressive as the 2010.
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Alcohol
13.5

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

J. Robinson
16.5++

J. Suckling
93

R. Gabriel
18

Vinous - A. Galloni
91

Wine Spectator
91

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

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

Vineyard
Graves

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
Red

Producer
Domaine de Chevalier

Classification
Cru classe

Parker
93

Allergens
Contains sulfites