2005 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
  • WS 97
  • JS 96
  • WA 95
  • W&S 95
  • JD 95
  • JL 95
  • WE 94
  • VN 93

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In Stock: 11 btls
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WS 97
Wine Spectator, March 2008
Displays lemon honey mineral fennel seed and lime aromas. Full-bodied this fills the mouth with lime apple tart and vanilla character. Very very intense. Fantastic. Needs time to come together. The best white from this... expand Displays lemon honey mineral fennel seed and lime aromas. Full-bodied this fills the mouth with lime apple tart and vanilla character. Very very intense. Fantastic. Needs time to come together. The best white from this estate in a long time. Best after 2014. 2080 cases made. -JS collapse
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, July 2013
This is as layered and rich as a red wine but shows intense character of minerals, honey, lemon and stones on the nose and palate. Full body with a pretty depth of fruit and a long, long finish. Strength with beauty... expand This is as layered and rich as a red wine but shows intense character of minerals, honey, lemon and stones on the nose and palate. Full body with a pretty depth of fruit and a long, long finish. Strength with beauty. Drink or hold. collapse
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2008
Domaine de Chevalier’s fabulous 2005 white offers terrific acidity, body, and texture as well as high acidity, which suggests this wine should enjoy an incredibly long life. I recently had the 1985 at a charity dinner... expand Domaine de Chevalier’s fabulous 2005 white offers terrific acidity, body, and texture as well as high acidity, which suggests this wine should enjoy an incredibly long life. I recently had the 1985 at a charity dinner, and it is still remarkably youthful. The 2005 may last just as long, if not longer. Hints of figs, licorice, honeysuckle, and lemon oil are accompanied by a concentrated, dry, nearly austere wine, but there is so much going on, that it should be prodigious with another decade of cellaring. It will last for 30-40+ years. - Robert Parker collapse
W&S 95
Wine & Spirits, October 2008
The freshness of this wine feels timeless. It's still there four days after the bottle was opened, a beautiful fruit presence that's as essential as the feel of summer rain, rather than the taste of any fruit that rain... expand The freshness of this wine feels timeless. It's still there four days after the bottle was opened, a beautiful fruit presence that's as essential as the feel of summer rain, rather than the taste of any fruit that rain may become. Depending on the moment you approach the wine, it's become a complex range of flavors, perhaps dried pineapple, orange pith or sour cherry, jasmine, honeysuckle or ginger. The descriptions may be overwrought, but the wine remains reserved (the wine makes me think of Catherine Deneuve, which is enough to make me happy). This will live well for 20 years or more. collapse
JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, December 2017
The 2005 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is terrific, and while drinking beautifully today, should cruise for another decade or more in the cellar. Caramelized lemons, crushed rocks, and citrus oil all emerge from this rich... expand The 2005 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is terrific, and while drinking beautifully today, should cruise for another decade or more in the cellar. Caramelized lemons, crushed rocks, and citrus oil all emerge from this rich, weighty, beautifully concentrated 2005 that has racy acidity, tons of extract, and a chiseled, bone-dry finish. It you like serious Bordeaux Blanc, this is one to seek out. collapse
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2016
This sublime wine continues improving with age. The nose, with its mineralistic, fresh, crisp citrus and honeysuckle notes pairs perfectly with the full, rich, lush, sweet, ripe, crisp, fresh, lemon and pomello fruits on... expand This sublime wine continues improving with age. The nose, with its mineralistic, fresh, crisp citrus and honeysuckle notes pairs perfectly with the full, rich, lush, sweet, ripe, crisp, fresh, lemon and pomello fruits on the palate. This is good now, but it’s going to get better and better with more age. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2005+Domaine+de+Chevalier+ collapse
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, June 2006
(92-94 points) Barrel sample. A crisp, citrus wine, with good fresh fruit flavors. This has clean acidity, along with its ripe fruits, tempered with a touch of wood. As it develops, this wine will become bigger and more... expand (92-94 points) Barrel sample. A crisp, citrus wine, with good fresh fruit flavors. This has clean acidity, along with its ripe fruits, tempered with a touch of wood. As it develops, this wine will become bigger and more important. ROGER VOSS collapse
VN 93
Vinous, May 2007
(ST92-93 points) (85% sauvignon and 15% semillon) Bright, pale yellow. Musky aromas of mirabelle, lemon, coconut, flint and resin. Large-scaled, rich and dry, with a sappy quality and lovely aromatic perfume to the... expand (ST92-93 points) (85% sauvignon and 15% semillon) Bright, pale yellow. Musky aromas of mirabelle, lemon, coconut, flint and resin. Large-scaled, rich and dry, with a sappy quality and lovely aromatic perfume to the flavors of pineapple, lemon and minerals. Boasts terrific viscosity for DDC blanc but is rather closed today. In contrast to the 2006, this rather massive wine is showing its semillon side. The long finish stains the palate with flavors of citrus fruit, minerals, flowers and coconutty oak. This is actually lower in alcohol than the 2006 (13.3%, vs. 13.5%) and considerably lower in acidity at 4.2 grams. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2005
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

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.