2006 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
  • JS 96
  • WS 95
  • WA 94

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JS 96
jamessuckling.com, November 2015
This is very tight and powerful with sliced pear and apple character. Some meringue pie too. Full-bodied, firm and persistent. Very tight. Gorgeous. Drink or hold.
WS 95
Wine Spectator, March 2009
Very tight and powerful with lemon curd honey honeysuckle vanilla bean and light toasty oak. Full-bodied with a powerful layered palate. Superlong and rich. This goes on for minutes. Amazing what develops in the glass... Very tight and powerful with lemon curd honey honeysuckle vanilla bean and light toasty oak. Full-bodied with a powerful layered palate. Superlong and rich. This goes on for minutes. Amazing what develops in the glass. Best after 2013.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2009
An absolutely textbook great white Graves made from 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon and aged nine months on its lees this is a prodigious effort displaying notes of white flowers currants honeyed citrus fig and... An absolutely textbook great white Graves made from 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon and aged nine months on its lees this is a prodigious effort displaying notes of white flowers currants honeyed citrus fig and crushed rocks. The wine is very pure with full body and high acidity in a backward almost tannic style. Give this wine at least 8-10 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30 years.
JJB 91
JJ Buckley, April 2007
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Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2006
Percent alcohol 11%
Closure Cork

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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.