2005 Domaine de Chevalier Bordeaux Blanc

  • Bordeaux Blanc
  • 750ML
  • WS 97
  • JS 96
  • W&S 95
  • WA 95
  • ST 93
  • NM 92

Reviews for 2005 Domaine de Chevalier Bordeaux Blanc

WS 97
Wine Spectator - 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... 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
JS 96
James Suckling - 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... 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.
W&S 95
Wine & Spirits - 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... 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.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 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... 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
ST 93
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, 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... (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.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, July 2010
This is a great white Graves. A lovely nose, not complex but beautifully defined with almond, peach, passion fruit and orange-blossom, more floral than at the Southwold tasting. The palate is weight in the mouth, powerful... This is a great white Graves. A lovely nose, not complex but beautifully defined with almond, peach, passion fruit and orange-blossom, more floral than at the Southwold tasting. The palate is weight in the mouth, powerful with fine tannins, stone fruit and nectarine towards the taut finish that suggests this wine has a long, long way to go. Excellent. Drink 2013-2020+