The 2015 Domaine de Chevalier is a wine with well-controlled density. This precise Pessac-Leognan offers a very fresh aromatic expression and a pleasant gustatory outline. On the nose, vibrant yet quite restrained black fruits prevail. This form of restriction comes from the remarkable concentration of the wine. The fruit freshness, the fragrance purity and its cedar balsamic character distinguish this Cru Classé de Graves. On the palate, the attack is dynamic on refreshing acidity that carries the wine until finish. On the mid-palate, it is concentrated with refinement, the tannin grain is sumptuous, blended almost creamy yet detectable. The palate is juicy and filled with black fruits. The persistent finish is both fruity and balsamic. It is a fine Chevalier with a good ageing potential. It is straight and solid wine!
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2015 Domaine de Chevalier is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. It went through malolactic and aging on its lees during three months in 35% new, 35% one-year-old and 30% two-year-old barrels, with a total aging of 18 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it has lovely spiciness on the noseùChinese five spice and black pepperùwith a core of red and black cherries and smoked meats. Medium-bodied, finely crafted and refreshing, it's quite minerally in the mouth and persistent on the finish.