2015 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan

$79.95 $89.95 (-11%)
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The historic Domaine de Chevalier is a great value every year, but in 2015 this may well be the biggest steal in Graves, period. The critical consensus is clear! Antonio Galloni gushed, “Bright floral notes give striking aromatic lift to the rich, sumptuous fruit. A marvelously complete wine, the 2015 is racy and silky on the palate, yet also has tremendous freshness. Bright red cherry, blood orange, white pepper, spice and dried flowers build into the super-expressive finish. The 2015 has been nothing less than stunning the three times I have tasted it so far.
This is a tremendous showing from proprietor Olivier Bernard and his team.” The Wine Advocate describes one of the most precise, detailed aromatic profiles that I have encountered from this estate, wonderfully poised with black fruit, incense and cold stone. It has wonderful focus and class.
Have you laid in a case of this affordable classic yet?

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Olivier Bernard
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
18-22 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 45-70% new
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pessac-Leognan GC Classe de Graves
Total Varietal Composition %:
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
13.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
91
SKU #:
1WDDC15IR31T
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Wine Advocate

The 2015 Domaine de Chevalier is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 23 September until 15 October at just 35 hl/ha, matured in 35% new oak. It has a sophisticated bouquet that is more reserved than its peers. It possesses one of the most precise, detailed aromatic profiles that I have encountered from this estate, wonderfully poised with black fruit, incense and cold stone. It has wonderful focus and class. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, very complex with lightly peppered black fruit. What marks this Domaine de Chevalier is the reserve and precision on the finish, a wine that is holding something back for its secondary evolution, a salinity that beckons you back for another sip. What a fabulous, intellectual wine from Olivier Bernard. Expect four decades of drinking pleasure - probably more - given my experience of ancient vintages. Tasted three times with consistent notes.

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Wine Enthusiast

This wine is ripe, rich and generous. It brings out the almost-sweet character of the fruit in this vintage. At the same time, the tannins are firm and support all this fruitiness. The wine will develop well. Drink from 2024.

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Vinous

One of the stars of the vintage, the 2015 Domaine de Chevalier has turned out even better than I expected. Bright floral notes give striking aromatic lift to the rich, sumptuous fruit. A marvelously complete wine, the 2015 is racy and silky on the palate, yet also has tremendous freshness. Bright red cherry, blood orange, white pepper, spice and dried flowers build into the super-expressive finish. The 2015 has been nothing less than stunning the three times I have tasted it so far. This is a tremendous showing from proprietor Olivier Bernard and his team. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Tasted three times.