2018 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc Pessac-Leognan

$102.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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Always a textbook Bordeaux and constantly great value. The owners of Chevalier have a history dating back to 1155 and the generations of experience is on display here. The white wine is vinified in 30% new French oak barrels in special cold rooms held at 60F, this creates a long and slow fermentation adding to complexity and feel.
“This is dense and very structured with phenolic tension and depth. Full-bodied, lightly phenolic with sliced apples, cooked pears and lemons. Lively and intense. Solid as a rock. This is one to watch.” -JS
Pair this with some fresh crab legs or grilled trout for a stylish meal.

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Varietal:
White Blend
Winemaker:
Olivier Bernard
Vintage:
2018
Country of Origin:
France
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pessac-Leognan
Total Varietal Composition %:
80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon
Score Wine Advocate:
94
Score Vinous:
94
SKU #:
1039611
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James Suckling

This is dense and very structured with phenolic tension and depth. Full-bodied, lightly phenolic with sliced apples, cooked pears and lemons. Lively and intense. Solid as a rock. This is one to watch.

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Jeb Dunnuck

One of the whites of the vintage is the 2018 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, which is both powerful and fresh in the vintage. Crushed citrus, tart melon, lemon curd, and crushed rock-like minerality all give way to a pure, full-bodied dry white that has integrated acidity and a great, great finish. A blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Sémillon that will spend 18 months in 35% new French oak, it’s going to be relatively accessible in its youth (unlike the 2015) yet should age beautifully.

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Wine Advocate

The Domaine de Chevalier 2018 Blanc, a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, slowly reveals beguiling scents of lemongrass, lime leaves, fresh grapefruit, allspice and ginger with a core of fresh lemon and grapefruit. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers bold citrus and spice layers with fantastic tension and a chalky finish. Aging on lees in barriques, 35% new, is anticipated to go for 16 months.