"DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Pessac-Léognan White 2005, note 97 :
Lemon, honey, mineral, fennel seed and lime aromas. Full-bodied, this white fills your mouth with lime, apple tart and vanilla character. Very, very intense. Fantastic. Needs time to come together. The best white from this estate in a long time. Best after 2014.-J.S."
DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Grand Cru Classé de Graves
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The technical sheet and the vintage, described by Domaine de Chevalier
Wine Spectator’s Advance- Score 97
DECANTER * * * * * 18,5
"Pale, limpid. Soft, creamy, aromatic, oaky nose. Lovely freshness and gentle fruit. Subtly lovely, silky fruit. Long finish. Super stylish, lovely balance. 2012-32"
New rating by Robert Parker : 95
Domaine de Chevalier’s fabulous 2005 white offers terrific acidity, body, and texture as well as high acidity, which suggests this wine should enjoy an incredibly long life. I recently had the 1985 at a charity dinner, and it is still remarkably youthful. The 2005 may last just as long, if not longer. Hints of figs, licorice, honeysuckle, and lemon oil are accompanied by a concentrated, dry, nearly austere wine, but there is so much going on, that it should be prodigious with another decade of cellaring. It will last for 30-40+ years.
Wine Advocate #176
Another excellent vintage for Bordeaux’s dry whites, which tend to be vastly underrated and exceptionally long-lived (30-40 years in some cases). The 2005s possess crisp acidity as well as serious weight, richness, and texture. Space constraints did not allow full tasting notes, but this is one of the top 2005 dry white Bordeaux wines. 91-93
Wine Advocate #164
Neil MARTIN : 92
This is a great white Graves. A lovely nose, not complex but beautifully defined with almond, peach, passion fruit and orange-blossom, more floral than at the Southwold tasting. The palate is weight in the mouth, powerful with fine tannins, stone fruit and nectarine towards the taut finish that suggests this wine has a long, long way to go. Excellent. Drink 2013-2020+ Tasted November 2009. Rating 92.
Neal Martin’s Wine Journal, Jul 2010
Domaine de Chevalier blanc 2005 (J. S.) : 96
This is as layered and rich as a red wine but shows intense character of minerals, honey, lemon and stones on the nose and palate. Full body with a pretty depth of fruit and a long, long finish. Strength with beauty. Drink or hold. 96
July 1st, 2013