2014 Pessac-Leognan, Cru Classé from Bordeaux
The 2014 Domaine de Chevalier displays a golden yellow crystal clear and bright colour with golden-green highlights. The nose carries great aromatic finesse. The former is also delicate (white flowers), clear, fresh and deep on swirling. The nose evolves towards white pepper, candied lemon, yellow fruit fragrances as well as a few notes of mirabelle. The attack is precise, and then gives nervousness to the whole. The mid-palate combines the thickness of the fruit with minerality: it guarantees balance, as well as an airy and vibrant character of the wine. The green tea retro-olfaction is unique. The finish is straightforward, almost sappy (nervous). This wine is one of the great successes of the dry whites of this 2014 vintage and a total success for the Pessac-Leognan appellation.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2014 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a beautiful white Pessac-Léognan. It offers a very succinct and focused bouquet of dew-speckled Granny Smiths, then flint and wet limestone, certainly a more stony bouquet than overt fruit. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, exquisite balance, the citrus fruit dappled with white pepper and spices, but everything very judicious and nuanced. It offers wonderful persistence in the mouth, basically a class act that comes strongly recommended.