Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Rouge 2017 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Bordeaux
R1,400
In stock
(Only 8 left)
96
JS
New
'Lots of blueberry, hot-stone, slate and walnut aromas. Terracotta, too. Iodine. Full-bodied, round and dense with layers of fine tannins. Lovely depth and intensity. Extremely long and focused. Needs three or four years of bottle age just to start.' – James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, 96/100 (Jan 2020)

'Packed with ripe fruit, this shows juicy blackberry and spice flavors. They are balanced with the core of dry tannins that will allow this fruity, structured wine to age. Drink this wine from 2023' – Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast, 94/100 (Mar 2020)

'The 2017 Domaine de Chevalier is deep garnet-purple in color with a nose of baked plums, black cherry compote, fruitcake and violets plus wafts of fragrant earth and rosehip tea. Medium-bodied, the palate has loads of fruit with plush, rounded tannins and a lively finish. A blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, this vintage spent 18 months in French oak, 35% new.' – Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 94/100 (Mar 2020)

'Rich, deep ruby in colour, and once again Chevalier proves that it has a better handle on difficult vintages than so many other chateaux. It remains austere at this point, even after two years ageing in barrel, and is clearly going to take time to come around, but there is plenty of cigar, slate and cassis character to sink your teeth into. Drinking Window 2024 - 2040.' – Jane Anson, Decanter, 94/100

'Ripe and full in feel, with a swath of cassis, plum paste and fig preserve flavors that holds sway from start to finish, allowing roasted apple wood, licorice snap and black tea accents to chime in along the way. The fruit takes a solid encore on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2036.' – James Molesworth, Wine Spectator, 94/100 (Mar 2020)

'The 2017 Domaine de Chevalier was impressive from barrel. Bottled since June 2019, it has clearly retained that gorgeous nose with delineated scents of blackberry, black olive, shucked oyster shells and orange rind. Wonderful vigour here. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, lithe and very focused. It is not a powerful nor indeed a long-term Domaine de Chevalier, ergo my lower score than 2016. Bottom line is that it is just a delicious wine to consume. Still, it will offer 20 years of drinking pleasure. Tasted twice with consistent notes.' – Neal Martin, Vinous, 93/100 (Feb 2020)
More Information
Condition New
Alcohol 13.5%
Blend information 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot
Drink to Long-term cellaring
Variety Bordeaux Blend
Rating JS 96
Producer information Domaine de Chevalier is family-run, producing long-ageing wines and one of the world’s greatest whites. It dates back to the late 1600’s and has belonged to the Bernard family since 1983. Since 2015, Domaine de Chevalier has been the first major Bordeaux château to use Diam corks. The 120-hectare estate Is located in the middle of a forest which protects the vines from extreme temperatures. sustainable farming methods are practiced in the vineyards and over 30 hectares of vines are farmed using biodynamic farming techniques.
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