2021 Domaine de Chevalier Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 96 VN 96 JD 95 JL 95 WA 95 DC 94 JA 94
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, May 2022

(JS 95-96 points) A medium-bodied DC with a pretty core of ripe fruit that shows licorice, blackberry and some currant character. Spice box, too. Very long, with fine tannins and plenty of energy.
VN 96

Vinous, May 2022

(VN 94-96 points) The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier was terrific both times I tasted it. Potent and driving, the 2021 dazzles with Cabernet Sauvignon intensity in its aromas, flavors and overall structure. Graphite, spice...
JD 95

jebdunnuck.com, June 2022

(JD 93-95 points) A true success in the vintage is the 2021 Domaine de Chevalier from the team of Olivier Bernard. Based on 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, it was...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, May 2022

(JL 93-95 points) Deeply colored, initially you find flowers, black and dark red pit fruits, Indian spice, black pepper, cassis, and black currants on the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, sweet, fresh, and...
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2022

(WA 93-95 points) The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier is full of promise, bursting with aromas of dark berries and plums mingled with loamy soil, bay leaf, licorice, potpourri and spices. Medium to full-bodied, seamless and...
DC 94

Decanter, April 2022

Aromatic nose, perfumed black fruits, bramble tones and a touch of sweet spice. Round and mouthfilling, this has good density and depth for the vintage, tannins are on the juicy plump side with a dry grippy texture though...
JA 94

janeanson.com, April 2022

Inky purple in colour, powerful aromatics. Chevalier is often an estate to turn to in challenging vintages, and is proving its mettle here. This is another league from much of 2021, extremely impressive in quality. Clove...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
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.

Olivier Bernard has this to say about his red wines: “Domaine de Chevalier rouge has good structure and a great deal of finesse, complexity, and aging potential – which does not exclude a smooth, fruity quality that makes it enjoyable in its youth. Always balanced, never aggressive, power is by no means the priority...”

Assistant General Manager, Rémi Edange adds: “Chevalier’s red wines are well-structured with round, very fine, tight-knit tannin... They are tremendously elegant and distinguished with a very long aftertaste and more delicacy than power...”

The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier is a Bordeaux Blend from the esteemed region of Bordeaux, France. With its deep red color and elegant label, this wine exudes sophistication and charm. Produced by Domaine de Chevalier, a renowned producer known for their commitment to quality, this wine is sure to impress even the most discerning palate.

Upon pouring, the aromas of dark berries and plums immediately envelop the senses, accompanied by hints of loamy soil, bay leaf, licorice, potpourri, and spices. This complex bouquet sets the stage for what is to come. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, with a seamless and complete texture. The velvety attack gives way to a lively, layered core, and the wine concludes with a long, nicely defined finish.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate rates this wine with an impressive 95 points. Parker describes it as "bursting with aromas" and notes its "lively, layered core." James Suckling also praises this wine, awarding it 96 points and describing it as "medium-bodied" with "fine tannins" and "plenty of energy."

Jane Anson, another respected wine critic, calls this wine "exceptional" and notes its "savoury black fruits" and "austere tannins." Jeb Dunnuck agrees, describing it as a "true success in the vintage" and comparing it to the top wines of the year.

The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This blend showcases the best of Bordeaux, with the Cabernet Sauvignon providing structure and depth, while the Merlot adds richness and roundness to the wine.

Overall, the 2021 Domaine de Chevalier is a wine that promises great things. With its impressive reviews and pedigree, this wine is a must-try for any wine lover. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for further aging, this wine is sure to delight and captivate with its complexity and finesse.