DOMAINE DE CHEVALIER Grand Cru Classé de Graves


Diamond brilliance with fresh yellow and pale green color.
Pure and powerful on the nose. White flowers, citrus fruit and exotic fruit, spicy and mineral complexity.
Full bodied and really moreish. Tasty and complex
Fruit is everywhere with delicatessen and distinction.
Outstanding style and authenticity.
First class wine.
Drinkable 2012-2020

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27 April 2012
R. Parker : Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2009 : 95 +

This wine has closed down since I saw it prior to bottling. A blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon from one of the great estates in Pessac-Leognan, the wine has notes of white currants, melon, and flint/crushed rock with a delicate hit of orange and lemon zest. Give it another 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. 95+
Wine Advocate #199
Feb 2012

2 April 2012
Domaine de Chevalier blanc 2009 (WS) : 92

92. Very fresh and bright, with a lovely racy edge from the start, showing mouthwatering quinine, white peach and Meyer lemon notes that all glide through the deftly toasty finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made. –JM
Issue Mar 31, 2012

5 April 2010
DECANTER, Chevalier Primeur 2009 (white):*****,18,5 points

Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Cru Classe Graves, Pessac-Leognan 2009

Lemon yellow, quite restrained floral nose, fresh pears, green apples, shows complexity and vineyard depth, great purity and quite succulent length while retaining its restrained and impressive class. Drink 2013-20. (18.5 points)

10 March 2011
Domaine de Chevalier primeur 2009 (J. S.) : 97-98

This is very dense and powerful, reminds me of the 2005 but it has more structure and acidity. It’s a blockbuster with a huge finish, Grand Cru Burgundy style. Fresh and massive. Barrel sample. 97-98
December 31th, 2010

6 August 2013
Domaine de Chevalier blanc 2009 (N. M.): 94

Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. This has a much better bouquet with tangible minerality and tension - some fine crisp Sauvignon Blanc here and superb delineation. The palate is nicely balanced with lime, orange peel and citric notes whilst the finish shows comparatively more weight and presence than its peers. Fine. Tasted January 2013. 94
Wine Journal
Jul 2013

Tasted at the chateau. A very primal nose with touches of red apple, pear, a touch of beeswax and apple-blossom. Well defined but perhaps lacking the edginess displayed by the 2007 at this stage. The palate is well balanced and light on its feet, well-judged acidity, a slight creaminess on the entry, broadening out nicely on the palate and showing more complexity than might have been aromatically implied. Very pure on the finish. Excellent. Tasted April 2010. 90-92
Wine Journal
May 2010

6 April 2011
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (B & D) : 18.0

D’un raffinement exquis. Nez d’une élégance qui n’enlève rien à la puissance, avec un grand fruit, des notes fumées, minérales, eucalyptus et boisé noble, bouche ample, magnifiquement constituée, vigoureuse, avec une excellente suite et un équilibre parfait.

10 August 2015
(J. R.) Dom de Chevalier white 2009: 17.5

80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon. Deep greenish gold with some hint of stinky cats pee syrup - and absolutely delicious. This seemed to be at the perfect stage of evolution to drink in 2016. Riper than most vintages would be at seven years old. Rich yet full of life and with a most seductive hint of sweetness on the finish - though overall a very dry wine.
10 May 2015

10 March 2010
Revue du Vin de France. Chevalier Primeur Blanc 2009:17-18/20

Domaine de Chevalier primeur 2009 Blanc : 17-18/20

"Ce blanc est tendu, ce qui est à saluer dans ce millésime solaire. Cette fraîcheur se retrouve dans une finale précise, élégante. Une plénitude et une minéralité qui ne laissent guère de doute sur les capacités de garde de cet assemblage (85% sauvignon blanc)."


12 August 2011
Domaine de Chevalier 2009 (barrel sample) 95p

Tasted five times - last time in April 2011. Consistent notes. Extremely flowery nose with pineapple, acacia, citron , lemon and apples, refined, rich, splendid acidity, excellent balance and thrillingly smooth aftertaste. Great elegance and style. Stunning beauty.