2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc

Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
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JS 99 JL 98 WE 98 JD 97 VN 97 WA 96 DC 95 JA 95
JS 99

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(JS 98-99 points) This is always an impressive white, with a lengthy, layered and compact palate. Lots of dried lemon, clove, fennel, green-apple and cedar. Flint and toast, too. Medium to full body. Very long. 70%...
JL 98

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2022

White flowers, honeysuckle, lemon rind, pineapple, spice, and vanilla aromatics motivate you to want to know more. On the palate, the wine is perfectly balanced between its lush, creamy character and blazing acidity. The...
WE 98

Wine Enthusiast, June 2022

(WE 96–98 points) This is a serious white wine. Its structure and its spicy fruit tones lend depth. The style is ageworthy with ripe white fruits that are touched by apricots. ROGER VOSS
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

(JD 95-97 points) I always love the white from this estate, and they've certainly hit a home run in 2021. Based on 75% Sauvignon and 25% Semillon that will see 18 months in 35% new barrels, it offers a vibrant, vivid...
VN 97

Vinous, May 2022

(VN 95-97 points) The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc dazzles from start to finish. Bright, sculpted and sizzling with saline-infused vibrancy, the Blanc offers a beguiling mix of citrus, floral and mineral notes...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

(WA 94-96 points) The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is shaping up brilliantly, bursting with aromas of citrus oil, gooseberries, crisp stone fruit, white flowers and pastry cream. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and...
DC 95

Decanter, April 2022

A rich honeyed apple and apricot nose with soft white blossom notes. So lifted and expressive on the palate, creamy lemon, pear, red apple and apricot. Gently round, this has a nice delicacy but also good weight - a...
JA 95

janeanson.com, April 2022

Impactful from the first moment, reinforcing the success they have had in both colours in the vintage. So much flavour and texture, with lemongrass, gunsmoke, orange peel, pineapple, mango, slate, apricot pit, offering...


Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Closure Cork

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.

The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a truly remarkable white wine that showcases the best of Bordeaux Blanc. With its elegant appearance and enticing aromas, this wine is a true delight for the senses.

In the glass, the wine displays a pale straw color with hints of green, reflecting its freshness and vitality. The nose is immediately captivating, with vibrant aromas of citrus oil, gooseberries, and crisp stone fruit. These fruity notes are complemented by delicate white flowers and a hint of pastry cream, adding complexity and depth to the bouquet.

On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, with a satiny texture that coats the mouth. It is a concentrated and textural wine, displaying terrific cut and tension. The racy acidity and chalky, structuring dry extract provide a lively and dynamic backbone to the wine, ensuring a balanced and harmonious drinking experience.

The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, a classic combination that contributes to the wine's complexity and depth. The Sauvignon Blanc brings freshness and vibrant citrus flavors, while the Semillon adds richness and texture to the blend.

Renowned wine critics have unanimously praised this wine, with scores ranging from 95 to 99 points. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded it 96 points, describing it as "bursting with aromas" and praising its "terrific cut and tension." James Suckling also awarded it 99 points, highlighting its "lengthy, layered and compact palate" and its "medium to full body."

Overall, the 2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a wine of exceptional quality and finesse. It is a true representation of the best that Bordeaux Blanc has to offer, with its vibrant aromas, textural complexity, and impeccable balance. Whether enjoyed in its youth or aged for further development, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseur.