Domaine de Chevalier, Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2008

Domaine de Chevalier, Blanc, Pessac-Léognan 2008

Regular price €125.00
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‘…exhibiting crisp crushed rock, fig, melon and honeysuckle notes, this beautiful but backward white is capable of lasting another 2-3 decades. Rating 92+’ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #194, May 2011

This is definitely in the fine wine category: it's full-bodied, powerful, and concentrated on the palate, with a lingering, mineral aftertaste. There's plenty of fresh acidity still as a counterpoint to its richness

‘As strange as it may seem, I like to say that I produce vins de table. By that, I mean that a great wine like Chevalier really shows its best at table. It shines when a subtle balance is achieved with suitable food. I would also add that Chevalier is better still when enjoyed among friends in the right setting…’
Olivier Bernard, Domaine de Chevalier
‘These wines start to levitate with some bottle age, and this has a gorgeous grip that showcases the beauty of Chevalier with a few years under its belt. The mouthwatering character is clear, even with the waxy lemon-zest edging that suggests it’s sliding towards its tertiary phase. A citrus twist through the mid-palate keeps things concentrated.

Drinking Window 2018 – 2028’
94/100 Jane Anson (at Villa le Bec, Shanghai, 16 Nov 2018)
White grapes at Domaine de Chevalier
‘the 2008 dry white wines of Bordeaux…do not possess the flesh, power, or richness of the 2006 and 2007, but they reveal precise, intensely aromatic personalities, lighter bodies, and more noticeable acidity. These remain among the world’s most underrated world-class dry white wines’
90–92/100, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #182, April 2009
‘Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. The Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2008 has an attractive, almost Burgundy-like nose with fine delineation and freshness : touches of beeswax and pressed white flowers. I like the subtle nature of this wine. The palate is well balanced with a citrus, grassy entry, good tension and more intensity than the previous wines in the flight. There is an attractive lime zest note on the finish. Superb. Tasted January 2012.’
91–93/100, Neal Martin’s Wine Journal, May 2012
Supplier's websiteDomaine de Chevalier
Wine colourWhite wine
CountryFrance
AppellationPessac Léognan
Vintage2008
Grape variety85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Sémillon
Alcohol14%
Bottle size75cl

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Sometimes, though, a faulty bottle turns up. It's rare, but it does happen.

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Despite our best efforts to wrap and pack securely, damage in transit occurs from time to time.

If there's a breakage, our couriers will normally return the whole fragrant mess to us straight away.

If, however, the damage isn't apparent until you open the box, we'd still prefer to have the whole parcel collected. We'll send you a replacement as soon as possible.