1998 Domaine de Chevalier Domaine de Chevalier
Bordeaux Blend - 6L
  • WS 91
  • JL 90

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Reg: $1,250.00

$1,095.00

In Stock: 1 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Sep. 2020

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WS 91
Wine Spectator, January 2009
Licorice, blackberry, grilled meat and lightly toasted oak. Turns to flowers. Full-bodied, with very silky tannins, pretty fruit and a delicate finish. Fabulous nose, but more reserved on the finish.--'88/'98 Bordeaux... expand Licorice, blackberry, grilled meat and lightly toasted oak. Turns to flowers. Full-bodied, with very silky tannins, pretty fruit and a delicate finish. Fabulous nose, but more reserved on the finish.--'88/'98 Bordeaux blind retrospective (2008). Drink now. — JS collapse
JL 90
TheWineCellarInsider.com, September 2016
Fully mature, the wine is medium bodied, elegant, soft, fresh and charming. The tobacco, smoke, cherry, earth and cigar box aromatics are right where it needs to be. Feminine, with more on the nose than on the discreet... expand Fully mature, the wine is medium bodied, elegant, soft, fresh and charming. The tobacco, smoke, cherry, earth and cigar box aromatics are right where it needs to be. Feminine, with more on the nose than on the discreet palate, this is ready for consumption. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/wine-tasting-note/?vintage=1998&wine=Domaine%20de%20Chevalier collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 1998
Size 6L

Label

Olivier Bernard has this to say about his red wines: “Domaine de Chevalier rouge has good structure and a great deal of finesse, complexity, and aging potential – which does not exclude a smooth, fruity quality that makes it enjoyable in its youth. Always balanced, never aggressive, power is by no means the priority...”

Assistant General Manager, Rémi Edange adds: “Chevalier’s red wines are well-structured with round, very fine, tight-knit tannin... They are tremendously elegant and distinguished with a very long aftertaste and more delicacy than power...”

Winery

Domaine de Chevalier

Domaine de Chevalier of the Pessac-Leognan appellation is classified as a Grand Cru Classe de Graves. The property belonged to the Ricard family from 1865 until it was purchased by its current owners, the Bernard family, in 1983. It is one of a very few Bordeaux estates to have kept its “domaine” title instead of using the the more popular “chateau” designation.

The estate covers a hundred hectares, of which 45 are under vine: 40 for the property’s red wines, and 5 for its whites. The vineyards are planted with 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot for the red wines, and 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon for the white wines. Soils are dark sand and fine white gravel.

Domaine de Chevalier has been run since acquisition by Olivier Bernard, who perpetuates that spirit of balance and the constant drive for perfection which have been the hallmark of their outstanding wines. The flagship red belongs to the elite of the great classified growths of Bordeaux, while the white is recognized as one of the world’s finest dry wines. The domaine also produces red and white second wines under the Esprit de Chevalier label, which are made from the estate’s young vines.