2016 Domaine de Chevalier L'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
2016 Domaine de Chevalier L'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc
  • JS 93
  • JD 92
  • WS 91

Reg: $43.94

$35.94

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Reg: $43.94

$35.94

This product is
out of stock

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JS 93
jamessuckling.com, January 2019
The intense, grassy and pithy-lemon aromas, as well as a swathe of fresh herbs, all make for an attractive young wine. The palate has mouthwateringly fresh, lemony acidity and delivers a very energetic, flavorful...   The intense, grassy and pithy-lemon aromas, as well as a swathe of fresh herbs, all make for an attractive young wine. The palate has mouthwateringly fresh, lemony acidity and delivers a very energetic, flavorful impression. Second wine of Domaine de Chevalier Blanc. A blend of 60 per cent sauvignon and 40 per cent semillon. Drink or hold.  
JD 92
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
The second wine of Domaine de Chevalier is no slouch and is well worth seeking out. The 2016 L'Esprit de Chevalier Blanc offers vibrant notes of white peach and citrus pith as well as a medium-bodied, fresh, crisp style...   The second wine of Domaine de Chevalier is no slouch and is well worth seeking out. The 2016 L'Esprit de Chevalier Blanc offers vibrant notes of white peach and citrus pith as well as a medium-bodied, fresh, crisp style on the palate. It has terrific balance and is a beauty.  
WS 91
Wine Spectator, January 2019
Fresh, with a racy honeysuckle and quinine frame around a core of lemon zest, white peach and star fruit notes. Stays crunchy and bright through the finish. Drink now through 2022. — JM
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

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.