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Domaine de Chevalier 2009

Domaine de Chevalier 2009
$569.94  $94.99 / Unit
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Parker : 95 / 100
J. Suckling : 98 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
In late 2011, I had the last bottle in my cellar of the 1970 Domaine de Chevalier. Much to my surprise, it was still holding on to life and remained gorgeously complex in that ethereal Graves style. The 2009, one of the finest Domaine de Chevaliers yet produced, reveals a striking bouquet of burning embers, sweet cherry, black and red currant fruit, spice box, cedar and lead pencil shavings. The tannins are sweet in this fleshy, full-bodied offering. It is built on the notion of extraordinary harmony, elegance and complexity. While not the most concentrated or flamboyant 2009, its intense aromas are already reasonably evolved and its lusciousness and balance are terrific. Made from an interesting blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, its yields of 45 hectoliters per hectare were slightly higher than many of its neighbors achieved. Drink it over the next 25 years.
BordeauxPessac-Leognan
Alcohol
13.5

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

Dessert wine
No

Environment
Sustainable

Decanter
18

J. Robinson
17,5

J. Suckling
98

R. Gabriel
18

Revue du Vin de France
18,5

Vinous - A. Galloni
NM94

Wine Spectator
93

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Graves

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Leognan

Color
Red

Producer
Domaine de Chevalier

Classification
Cru classe

Parker
95

Allergens
Contains sulfites

On Special
No

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