Arôme complexe, légèrement musqué, ensemble très racé, long, salin, intense, parfaite expression du millésime et de la propriété.
DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Grand Cru Classé de Graves
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Fiche technique du millésime, décrit et commenté par le Domaine de Chevalier
The Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a blend 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. It has a potent bouquet with apple blossom and granite scents that are not as immediate as previous vintages but only nicely in the glass after 5 minutes aeration. The palate is a little spicy on the entry. It is a beautifully balanced white Domaine de Chevalier with a fine line of acidity. Perversely the bottle at the Château was reticent, but subsequent examples suggested dewy green apples, peach and citrus peel notes combining with devastating effect on the finish.
DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER White Score 97-98
This white is so dense and powerful, with a finish that lasts for minutes. Pear, lemon, grapefruit and loads of minerals. Has more weight than all the red wines made in 2013. Full body. Profound depth. I look forward to tasting this from bottle in a few years.
Decanter - Steven Spurrier
2013 DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER 17.75/20pts (92/100pts)
Fine lemon yellow, white summer flowers and fruits on the nose, a dry citrus and honey palate, lift and length for a good future. Drink : 2016-2025
Lovely nose, combination of sweet citrus and clean minerality. Good deft shot of acidity, great zing of minerality, very good indeed. The blend here is 80% sauvignon blanc, 20% semillon. 92-93. Highly recommended. Drink 2016-2028.
Berry Bross & Rudd
Generally the dry whites are very charming and easy in 2013, again for early drinking. As with all top vintages, those which excelled, managed to harness and retain beautiful refreshing lift and Domaine de Chevalier have done this with aplomb. Notably higher in Sauvignon Blanc than usual, stylistically this has more punch and intensity on the palate, a broad richness providing charming texture, punchy, exotic, citrus fruits and precise, substantial power on a very long finish. Different to the great 2007 but a beautiful powerhouse that everyone should consider for their cellars, superb. Jake Dean - Fine Wine Sales Director
Wine Enthusiast - Roger VOSS
Barrel Sample. Here’s a wine that shows swathes of warm fruits, with a rich structure that is cut by great acidity. — R.V. (4/2/2014)
Score : 92–95
This marries high-pitched thyme, chamomile and quinine notes with richer white peach, shortbread and meringue flavors. The long finish pulls everything together. Should be a beauty when finished. —J.M.
Antonio Galloni - Vinous
(94-97) pts 2013 DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Blanc
The 2013 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is fabulous. White flowers, spices, mint, grapefruit and lemon peel all meld together in a distinctive wine bursting with personality. The flavors are bright and high-toned, while aging on the lees with a little bit of stirring adds texture. Intense, saline notes support the striking, crystalline finish. The 2013 seemed to get better with each tasting. This is a stunning wine by any measure. The blend is 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. Tasted three times.
Wine Tasted : April 2014.Antonio Galloni,.© 2013 Vinous Media
A strikingly rich, complex wine, the 2013 Domaine de Chevalier is a spectacular blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon that achieved 13% natural alcohol. It offers lots of lemon oil, orange blossom, crushed rock and white flower-like characteristics. It is super-intense and medium to full-bodied with a level of concentration rarely seen. Nevertheless, the tart acids, freshness and beautiful winemaking have resulted in a stunningly balanced, pure wine. It has 30-50 years of longevity ahead of it, although most of it will be drunk during its first decade of life.
DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER, blanc 2013 One of the truly great names of dry White Bordeaux. Chevalier Blanc has a loyal following and is a wine with an amazing ability to age despite being attractive in its youth. 75% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon. Pale straw colour, with a fresh zesty nose of grapefruit, citrus and ginger. The palate is complex with mineral and flinty notes rivalling exotic peach and melon fruit, bolts of lime cordial, and underlying wood spice. The razor-sharp acidity gives the wine purity, focus and finesse. The finish is long, precise and fine. Score : 17.5
19/20 Mittleres Gelb, lindengrüne Nuancen darin, leuchtend. Das delikateste, vielschichtigste Bouquet von allen degustierten Weissweinen dieser Appellation, zarte Minztöne, weisse Nektarinen, klare, saubere Fruchtansätze vermittelnd. Sublimer, schon fast zart anmutender Gaumen, herrliche Limettentöne im fein gewobenen Extrakt, elegantes Finale. Zeigt eine royale Extra-Klasse und ist allen überlegen.