• Domaine de Chevalier Grand Cru Pessac-Leognan 2016 97

    Domaine de Chevalier Grand Cru Pessac-Leognan 2016

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    94+pts Robert Parker, Jr's Wine Advocate

    Vinous:  "The 2016 Domaine de Chevalier is a thrilling wine. Dense and beautifully layered, the 2016 is also quite a bit richer than it usually is. Cabernet Sauvignon aromatics and structure pulse through the wine. The red-toned fruit is incredibly primary at this stage. Readers should be prepared to cellar the 2016 for at least a handful of years. It has been nothing short of magnificent on the three occasions I have tasted it so far."  Jan 2019

    Robert Parker, Jr's Wine Advocate:  "The 2016 Domaine de Chevalier is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it rocks up with expressive warm plums, blueberry compote and cassis scents with suggestions of sandalwood, baking spices and potpourri. Medium-bodied and delicately styled yet with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins, it sports restrained earth-laced fruit and a long finish."  Jan 2019

    Winery:  "The unbroken period of beautiful weather was  favorable to full maturity of the red wine  grapes, and refined their tannins immensely. The harvest dates for each plot could be chosen with great precision, by tasting the berries, and there was no need for haste thanks to the fine weather.  All varieties had fine large bunches in tip-top condition with fairly big berries. The skins of the red wine grapes were thick (due to the drought conditions from July to September). Yields were generous, but not excessively so.  The potential quality is excellent for all varieties. The grapes were rich, with fruity tannin, great balance, and considerable freshness."

    Varietal 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 % Merlot, 5 % Petit Verdot, 2 % Cabernet Franc
    Region Pessac-Léognan, France