2017 Domaine de Chevalier L'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
2017 Domaine de Chevalier L'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc
  • JS 95
  • WS 92
  • JD 90

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$34.94

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Reg: $39.94

$34.94

In Stock: 14 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, November 2019
ooked-apple, peach and pear aromas. Stone and chalk undertones. Full body. Dense and layered. Fantastic finish of dried citrus skin, salt and fruit. Beautiful now, but better in a year or two. Second wine of Domaine de...   ooked-apple, peach and pear aromas. Stone and chalk undertones. Full body. Dense and layered. Fantastic finish of dried citrus skin, salt and fruit. Beautiful now, but better in a year or two. Second wine of Domaine de Chevalier.  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, January 2019
Rich, yet youthfully compact, with notes of tarragon, verbena and honeysuckle infused deeply into a core of white peach, lemon peel and yellow apple fruit flavors. This should take on a creamier feel when it unwinds...   Rich, yet youthfully compact, with notes of tarragon, verbena and honeysuckle infused deeply into a core of white peach, lemon peel and yellow apple fruit flavors. This should take on a creamier feel when it unwinds. Drink now through 2023. — JM  
JD 90
jebdunnuck.com, February 2020
Both whites from this benchmark estate outside of Leognan are terrific. The 2017 L'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc, which was first made in 1986 (it was originally called Batard Chevalier), offers a fresh, medium-bodied...   Both whites from this benchmark estate outside of Leognan are terrific. The 2017 L'Esprit De Chevalier Blanc, which was first made in 1986 (it was originally called Batard Chevalier), offers a fresh, medium-bodied, beautifully balanced style on the palate as well as classy honeyed minerality, lime and citrus fruit, and plenty of floral notes. It’s already drinking nicely, yet I suspect it will also evolve gracefully for 4-6 years.  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2017
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.