Domaine de Chevalier's origins can be traced back to 1763 to a map drawn up of the region by Pierre de Belleyme. The land was owned by a gentleman called Chibaley or Chivaley (meaning Knight in the Gascon language).
The domaine is owned and managed today by Olivier Bernard. Claude Ricard stayed on for many years as advisor and the vineyard was expanded.
Classification: Grand Cru (Graves Classification 1959).
de Chevalier 2000
Domaine de Chevalier is a silky, rather classic Pessac-Leognan with notes of scorched earth, tobacco leaf and black and red currants, but no hard edges.
An opulent, precocious style of wine.
"Subtle and already delicious. This is lovely. Loads of chocolate and berry character in this young red. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a medium-long finish. Best after 2007. 7,500 cases made. – JS"- Rated 92, Wine Spectator.
"Abundant notes of sandy, loamy soil, forest floor, black currants, cherries, and unsmoked high-class cigar tobacco jump from the glass of this complex, perfumed Pessac-Leognan. Medium-bodied and lighter than many 2000s, it has resolved all of its tannin, and appears to have reached full maturity. This wine has such superb balance that I suspect it will last another 8-10 years. (reviewed June 2010)" - Rated 91, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.
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spreads south and west of Bordeaux ; it comprises, like the Graves, of shiny polished pebbles contained in clay. The red wines, dominated by the Cabernet-Sauvignon, and the white wines made of Sauvignon grapes, often added to Semillon, all show a supreme elegance and great class.
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