This is a remarkable wine with a density of fruit that reminds me of a Montrachet from a great vintage. It’s full bodied, dense and rich —almost oily — but then it turns bright and fresh with a powerful backbone of acidity. A marvel.
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Domaine de Chevalier Primeur Blanc 2010: 18,5 points
Quite discreet but supremely elegant white florality and fruit, great persistence and harmony, a beautiful wine, hard to imagine a better Domaine de Chevalier white. Drink 2014-2025.
Domaine de Chevalier Primeur 2010 Blanc: 17,5 +
Tense and long lived with great electricity. Still very astringent and taut with some exotic aromas on the nose and then a certain green grassiness on the palate. Still extremely youthful. May well last longer than I suggest. Tasted both open and blind. 2016-2030.
Domaine de Chevalier Primeur Blanc 2010: 91-94
Very pure, with a stony frame to the straw, verbena and gooseberry notes. Superfresh, but not overly tangy, with a long, suave finish.JM
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc Primeur 2010: 17
One of the truly great names of dry Bordeaux. Chevalier Blanc has a loyal following and is a wine with an amazing ability to age despite being attractive in its youth. 70% Sauvignon Blanc. 30 % Semillon aged in one third new oak. A huge nose jumps out of the glass - white peach, melon and grapefruit. The palate has impressive depth, a round - almost oily- texture but good balancing acidity. Some tropical hints to start off then pears and melons. Citric freshness on the long finish.
2010 Domaine de Chevalier Primeur Blanc: 93-95
The Domaine de Chevalier Blanc has a very taut, focused nose that has more vivacity than any barrel sample I can recall since the 2007. Thera are scents of fresh apricot, cucumber, water cress and a touch of lemon zest. It seems to shimmer in the mouth with racy acidity with hints of fresh apricots, a judicious touch of creamy oak and a citric thread defining the finish. Very composed and focused, this will be a little beauty once in bottle.
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc Primeur 2010: 97-98
An explosion of lemon, guava, grapefruit, lime and fresh picked flowers poured over wet rocks make up the perfume. Thick, rich and incredibly concentrated, this dense, intense, Bordeaux Blanc has the perfect amount of acidity to feel bright and fresh. This was the only wine from the Pessac-Léognan tasting that was to good to split.
Domaine de Chevalier Primeur Blanc 2010: 17/20
Olivier Bernard has crafted a succession of stunning wines over the past few years and this may well be his best yet.
Domaine de Chevalier Primeur Blanc 2010: 92-94+
Composed of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15 % Semillon, and in need of 8-10 years of cellaring, this is one of most backward dry whites of the vintages with unbelievable minerality and personality.
Domaine de Chevalier Primeur Blanc 2010: 92-93
The Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a brilliant white wine that is neither too heavy nor too light. Its gooseberries, star fruit, and lemongrass notes lead into a palate of fresh acidity and wonderful intensity of fruit. This is very long in the finish and like all good vintages of Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, this one will keep for decades in the cellar.