2011 Chevalier, Domaine de Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 3L
  • WA 94
  • WE 93
  • NM 92
  • WS 92
  • JS 92
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 2011 Chevalier, Domaine de Bordeaux Blend

WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
A spectacular effort, especially for this challenging vintage, Olivier Bernard’s 2011 Domaine de Chevalier boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of subtle charcoal, graphite, black currants and... A spectacular effort, especially for this challenging vintage, Olivier Bernard’s 2011 Domaine de Chevalier boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet bouquet of subtle charcoal, graphite, black currants and black cherries. Rich and full-bodied with a multilayered mouthfeel and a long, complex, stunning finish, this is a profound example of a 2011 from a great terroir. Consume it over the next 20 years. - Robert Parker
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, May 2012
This wine's concentrated tannins match the sweet fruit and ripe acidity. It shows structure and density with its blackberry flavor already showing well. - R.V.
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The 2011 is a blend of two-thirds Cabernet and one-third Merlot but Olivier Bernard then mentioned that is includes 6% Petit Verdot. The nose is closed at first but it demonstrates fine precision with blackcurrant... The 2011 is a blend of two-thirds Cabernet and one-third Merlot but Olivier Bernard then mentioned that is includes 6% Petit Verdot. The nose is closed at first but it demonstrates fine precision with blackcurrant boysenberry limestone and graphite aromas again almost Pauillac like in profile. The palate is medium-bodied with chalky tannins on the entry crisp acidity: a Domaine de Chevalier struck through with a citric like freshness. A little abrupt and "spiky" on the finish perhaps but this is a fine masculine classic Domaine de Chevalier for mid-term drinking. Tasted April 2012.
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Firm slightly dusty-edged plum and cassis fruit here with a good sappy feel on the finish. Underlying tarry edge. Solid if a bit reticent today.-J.M.
JS 92
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, February 2014
This is a rich wine for the vintage with mineral, raspberry and lemongrass character. Full body, chewy tannins and a long finish. Need three or four years to come together.
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2012
Deep ruby. Aromas of red berries minerals and herbs leap from the glass. On the palate zippy acidity provides considerable lift to the red berry plum and mineral flavors. Finishes juicy graceful and long with an... Deep ruby. Aromas of red berries minerals and herbs leap from the glass. On the palate zippy acidity provides considerable lift to the red berry plum and mineral flavors. Finishes juicy graceful and long with an attractive floral touch.
JJB 95
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2012
65% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 5% petit verdot. Malolactic and aging take place in a mix of 40% new 30% once used and 30% twice used barrels. This 40-hectare section of vineyard is planted with a density of 10000... 65% cabernet sauvignon 30% merlot and 5% petit verdot. Malolactic and aging take place in a mix of 40% new 30% once used and 30% twice used barrels. This 40-hectare section of vineyard is planted with a density of 10000 vines/ha and an average vine age of 35 years. The vineyards are organically farmed. Hand-harvested between September 8th and 24th and hand sorted three times yields were 34 hl/ha. Deep dark ruby color the nose features aromas of cassis and blackberry along with a note of clay. Soft and dense on entry with a chewy mouthfeel this has very deep flavors that take some coaxing to emerge at this young stage but the concentration is admirable. This shows great complexity with aromas and flavors of cassis and blackberry a hint of tar and very concentrated layered wood smoke. Soft and supple. Stephane Derenoncourt consults on the Chevalier rouge. Tasted three times. Enjoy 2016-2026.