DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Grand Cru Classé de Graves


Superb dark red color.
Complex nose of ripe fruits and spices. Full bodied and balanced with fruity velvet tannins. Very long finish.
This wine seems to open after 12 years !! A long second life is starting.
Drink 2012-2020

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30 September 2010
2000 Domaine de Chevalier (NM) : 92

Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. This is much more backwards on the nose, more reductive in style, rather flatter and less vivacious. Leathery black fruits and a touch of wild mushroom. A clean entry on the palate, rounded red-berried fruit, a touch of earth and tobacco, linear and straight-laced, lacking a touch of complexity towards the finish. Returning to my glass, it coalesces and exudes elegance rather than power. Poised and feminine. Drink 2012-2025. Tasted March 2010.Retour ligne automatique
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2 July 2015
2000 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge (J.S.)

This offers a complex nose of sweet tobacco and stones, with red fruits such as plums, as well as a smoky note on the nose. Full and juicy, with a tobacco and berry character that turns almost tea-like on the finish. This has medium tannins, and is just starting to come around. Drink now or hold. Score 93.Retour ligne automatique
Tasting, May 29th, 2012

7 July 2015
Domaine de Chevalier 2000 (R. P.) : 91

Abundant notes of sandy, loamy soil, forest floor, black currants, cherries, and unsmoked high-class cigar tobacco jump from the glass of this complex, perfumed Pessac-Leognan. Medium-bodied and lighter than many 2000s, it has resolved all of its tannin, and appears to have reached full maturity. This wine has such superb balance that I suspect it will last another 8-10 years. Rating 91 (June 2010)


7 July 2015
Domaine de Chevalier, 2000 rouge (Wine Spectator) : 92

Subtle and already delicious. This is lovely. Loads of chocolate and berry character in this young red. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a medium-long finish. Best after 2007. 7,500 cases made. Score 92 (Issue Mar 31, 2003) –JS