2013 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 375ML
  • JS 98
  • WS 95
  • VN 95
  • WE 95
  • JL 95
  • WA 94
  • DC 94
  • NM 91

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JS 98
jamessuckling.com, February 2016
This is a phenomenal white with super density and energy. Full body, yet incredibly agile and intense. Fabulous character of salt, mineral and shells. Hints of tannin too. Dried white peach. Pear and apple. Super subtle... expand This is a phenomenal white with super density and energy. Full body, yet incredibly agile and intense. Fabulous character of salt, mineral and shells. Hints of tannin too. Dried white peach. Pear and apple. Super subtle character. 70% sauvignon blanc and 30% semillon. Great wine. A wine for the future but so great now. collapse
WS 95
Wine Spectator, January 2014
( 92-95 points) This marries high-pitched thyme, chamomile and quinine notes with richer white peach, shortbread and meringue flavors. The long finish pulls everything together. Should be a beauty when finished.
VN 95
Vinous, May 2014
(92-95 points) Bright straw-yellow. The captivating nose hints at a considerable semillon component, with its white stone fruit and beeswax notes accented by fresh citrus and white flowers. Bright and juicy but dense... expand (92-95 points) Bright straw-yellow. The captivating nose hints at a considerable semillon component, with its white stone fruit and beeswax notes accented by fresh citrus and white flowers. Bright and juicy but dense, with lively acidity providing clarity and cut to the white stone fruit and citrus fruit flavors. The finish is vibrant and long, with pronounced minerality and a nice floral touch. Outstanding white Bordeaux in the making. -- Ian D'Agata collapse
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, March 2016
This is a beautiful wine, fresh with acidity and structured with a mineral texture. Layers of creamy citrus and white fruit flavors go along with touches of wood aging that are well integrated. It’s a wine to drink... expand This is a beautiful wine, fresh with acidity and structured with a mineral texture. Layers of creamy citrus and white fruit flavors go along with touches of wood aging that are well integrated. It’s a wine to drink for its freshness soon, although it will also benefit from several years aging. It will be best from 2018. — R.V. collapse
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2017
Even though it's still baby, the wine easily serves up all the fresh, crisp, pomelo, citrus, grapefruit, lemon peel, rocks, stones and honeysuckle you require. Richly textured, with a true purity of fruit and freshness... expand Even though it's still baby, the wine easily serves up all the fresh, crisp, pomelo, citrus, grapefruit, lemon peel, rocks, stones and honeysuckle you require. Richly textured, with a true purity of fruit and freshness galore, the wine leaves you with ripe, vibrant, crisp fruits that linger and refresh. As you can see this drinks well young and yet, it will also have the ability to age and evolve for decades. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2013+Domaine+de+Chevalier collapse
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 2013 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is very refined on the nose. There is a sense of effortlessness here that is very persuasive, unfolding with lemon thyme and lime, just a touch of lychee in the background, everything... expand The 2013 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is very refined on the nose. There is a sense of effortlessness here that is very persuasive, unfolding with lemon thyme and lime, just a touch of lychee in the background, everything in its right place. The palate is fresh and vibrant with nectarine and lime zest, a "cool" white Bordeaux, quite restrained and almost Chablis-like on the finish. This is a complex and intellectual offering from Olivier Bernard, dare I say, a thrilling wine in the making. - Neal Martin collapse
DC 94
Decanter, November 2018
Another vintage that was challenging for the reds but a success in the whites. The aromatics jump out of the glass, and this feels like it’s already primed to give lots of pleasure. It will continue to develop but can be... expand Another vintage that was challenging for the reds but a success in the whites. The aromatics jump out of the glass, and this feels like it’s already primed to give lots of pleasure. It will continue to develop but can be enjoyed today. There's some Sauvignon character, more evident here than in any other vintage, but the minerality then comes through and a vice-like grip heightens the drama and tension. Read more at http://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/domaine-de-chevalier-pessac-leognan-cru-classe-de-graves-4732#rdjmGI7Sv4EO3Sdi.99 collapse
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2014
(NM89-91 points) A blend 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot picked between from the end of September up to around the 15 October, the Domaine de Chevalier has a toasty bouquet with dark chocolate scents that seem more... expand (NM89-91 points) A blend 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Merlot picked between from the end of September up to around the 15 October, the Domaine de Chevalier has a toasty bouquet with dark chocolate scents that seem more pronounced compared to previous vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of greenness in the background. This is a broody, introspective Domaine de Chevalier, with good weight on the dry, gritty finish, but I feel it is missing its usual flair...at the moment. I strongly suspect that it will mellow and demonstrate more pizzazz by the time of bottling as this 2013 has impressive persistency, but it needs to really get hold of that oak. Tasted April 2014. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2013
Size 375ML

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.