2010 Chevalier, Domaine de Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • JS 96
  • WS 95
  • NM 95
  • JL 95
  • WA 93

Reviews for 2010 Chevalier, Domaine de Bordeaux Blend

JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
This is the most structured and powerful DC in a long long time. Full bodied with polished and rich tannins and a long finish. Tasted twice.The rising star of Bordeaux?
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2011
This is loaded with layers of gorgeous plum sauce linzer torte and blackberry fruit melding beautifully with charcoal spice and anise. The long dark finish has some power in reserve but it's rounded and enticing. -J.M.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2011
Tasted three times the Domaine de Chevalier has great precision on the nose with pure dark blackberry dark plum black olive compote and crushed flowers. The palate is just superb mainly because of the crispness and... Tasted three times the Domaine de Chevalier has great precision on the nose with pure dark blackberry dark plum black olive compote and crushed flowers. The palate is just superb mainly because of the crispness and tension in the tannic structure framing a very precise very focused Domaine de Chevalier that should age beautifully. It is almost understated but with great mineralité on the finish and superb persistency. Watch it blossom in bottle.
JL 95
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
From an assemblage of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc the wine shows a deep ruby color. With little effort complex aromas of smoke truffle cassis black cherry earth and oak scents... From an assemblage of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc the wine shows a deep ruby color. With little effort complex aromas of smoke truffle cassis black cherry earth and oak scents are easy to find. The wine is rich concentrated and offers dark earthy black fruit that ends with a long pure blackberry and cassis filled finish.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
2010: Consultant Stephane Derenoncourt along with owner Olivier Bernard have done a fabulous job over recent years but the tannic backward 2010 Domaine de Chevalier seemed primary and difficult to assess when I tasted it... 2010: Consultant Stephane Derenoncourt along with owner Olivier Bernard have done a fabulous job over recent years but the tannic backward 2010 Domaine de Chevalier seemed primary and difficult to assess when I tasted it on three separate occasions. The natural alcohol is 13.5% from a blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot. A youthful inky/blue/purple color is opaque to the rim and the nose offers elegant aromas of crushed rocks acacia flowers boysenberries black currants and subtle toast as well as oak. This thick rich tannic backward wine will require patience. I would guess 7-10 years of cellaring will be essential but this is a 30- to 40- year wine.
JJB 95
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
63% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 7% petit verdot. It is aged for 18 months in 45% new barrels. From a 40 hectare section with 35-year-old vines planted to gravel with some clay. 100% hand harvested and the fruit is... 63% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot 7% petit verdot. It is aged for 18 months in 45% new barrels. From a 40 hectare section with 35-year-old vines planted to gravel with some clay. 100% hand harvested and the fruit is sorted three times. 13.5 % alcohol. Aromas of black fruit and violet fill the nose. On the round palate flavors of rich chocolate and blackberry jam flavors emerge leading to a finish filled with spice nice tannins and freshness. This has all the elegance and power that I love from Pessac-Leognan and it should age superbly for 20+ years. Domaine Chevalier has really knocked it out of the park with this one! Stephane Derenoncourt consults. Tasted twice with consistent notes.