DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Grand Cru Classé de Graves


Very intense dark red dress, black in the middle.
Exuberant nose of red and black fruits, licorice and smoky characteristics of the terror. The mineral and menthol freshness increases the complexity of the blend.
Attack round and suave. The omnipresent fruit coats impressive silky, shiny and elegant tannic structure. Good acidity boots this wine and strengthens freshness.
Long finish on a fine and elegant tannins.
Excellent general balance. Superb wine, beautiful and long aging potential.

Many thanks to the Faculté d'Œnologie de Bordeaux.

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The technical sheet and the vintage, described by Domaine de Chevalier


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15 June 2005
"DECANTER", * * * *

" Harmonious wine with fruit, freshness and length. Dense dark fruit, plentiful, ripe tannins well enrobed." 2010 -22

15 June 2005
"VINUM", Note 17

"Déjà superbe au nez, floral et minéral, une impression confirmée en bouche où les tannins sont particulièrement bien taillés, denses, sans être durs, sur une subtile finale de framboises. Un très beau vin à l’élégance exemplaire ". - 2010 à 2020

15 June 2005
Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, Note 90-92

" A strong effort from consultant Stéphane Derenoncourt, the 2004 Domaine de Chevalier (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32 % Merlot, and equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) is a classic Graves revealing a deep ruby-purple color, smoky and graphite-like notes, and coplous quantities of black currant and sweet cherry fruit. This heady, medium-bodied, elegant claret possesses the potential to develop into an exceptionnally complex wine. It represents pure finesse married with impressive substance and texture." Anticipated maturity : 2009-2020

8 July 2015
Wine Spectator : 90

Aromas of blackberry and delicate tobacco, with just a hint of toasty oak. Medium- to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a caressing finish. This is all in finesse and length. Best after 2009. 7,500 cases made. Score 90 –JS

(Issue March 31, 2007)

8 July 2015
Neal Martin’s Wine Journal (erobertparker) : 92

This note was taken at the chateau and the bottle showed better than the one in London the previous week. The 2004 is very expressive on the nose, showing more vigour than the 2002 with pure blackberry, cedar and gravel aromas. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a nice level of dryness and austerity and good acidity. Very well balanced with a sense of symmetry and precision to it. Cedar and tobacco, a touch of burnt toast towards the very focused finish. This is a great 2004 from Domaine de Chevalier. Excellent. Drink 2014-2020+ Tasted September 2008. Rating 92. 2014-2020.

15 July 2010
Domaine de Chevalier 2004 (B & D): 18.0

Robe bleue noire impressionnante, admirable nez de vendange parfaitement mûre, grand corps, texture d’’une fermeté et d’’une ampleur sans précédent, tanin noble. Note: 18.0
Apogée: de 2010 à 2024