Description

Located in Léognan, capital of the Graves, Domaine de Chevalier is a very ancient estate. It was designated as “Chibaley” (the Gascon word for knight) on the famous 1783 map produced by engineer Pierre de Belleyme. The fact that Chevalier has never abandoned the name of “domaine” in favor of the more recent appellation “château” is proof of the estate’s long history.
In 1983, Domaine de Chevalier was acquired by the Bernard family, leading French producers of industrial alcohol and major Bordeaux wine merchants.
Chevalier has been managed since then by Olivier Bernard, who perpetuates the spirit of harmony and quest for perfection that has long characterized this superb wine.
Domaine de Chevalier rouge is one of the leading wines in the Pessac-Léognan appellation and one of the finest classified growths of Bordeaux. Domaine de Chevalier blanc is recognized as one of the greatest dry white wines in the world.

Tasting Notes

Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Domaine de Chevalier charges out of the gate with bold expressions of cassis, warm blackberries and boysenberries plus touches of menthol, chocolate box and cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is finely crafted with bags of freshness and a finely grained texture, finishing long and with impressive energy.
[RP95 – Lisa Perrotti-Brown – May 2020 – robertparker.com]