The dry white Pessac-Leognan and Graves represent, as a group, the most homogenous wines of the vintage and, overall, the best in quality. The purity of the fruit - very grapefruit/citrussy - and the high acidity are remarkable. The best are also possessed of a fine minerality. As in practically every vintage I can remember, the top three wines are, in alphabetical order, Domaine de Chevalier, Chateau Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion.
Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Leognan XXXX1/2
Grapefruit, minerals and and some sulphur on the nose. The palate is very pure, linear, fresh, limes, grapefruit and mineral. Nervosite, persistence and length. A thoroughbred from start to finish. Medium-bodied.
The Wine Review Rating System
1/2 Half Star