2016 Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves PRE-ARRIVAL

$79.95
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Poor Man's Haut-Brion" gives the First Growth a run for its money in 2016! "the tannins, unusually, are totally buried by the fruit. It will be many years before the 2016 is ready to show all of its cards, but it is a brilliant wine in the making. Dark red cherry, blood orange, mint, white pepper and rose petal infuse the strikingly delineated, vibrant finish." - Vinous

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL OFFERING; WINE ARRIVES IN FALL 2019; YOUR ORDER IS NOT FINAL UNTIL CONFIRMED BY YOUR WINE SCOUT.

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Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Olivier Bernard
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
18-22 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 60% 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
SKU #:
1WDDC16IR3
WE96-98

Wine Enthusiast

96–98. Barrel Sample. Mint aromas and flavors signal the new wood in which this wine is aging. It has impressive fruit, opulent and dense, balanced by fine acidity, crisp edges and solid tannins. A serious wine that will last for a long time.

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James Suckling

A dense and tight DC with minerals, crushed stones, cement and blackcurrants. Full, tight and racy. Gorgeous. Leaf and tobacco undertones. Very tannic. Tight. So structured. Complex.