Domaine de Chevalier 2014 Pessac-Leognan

Precise, brilliant and finely sculpted, possesses superb intensity, a sublime wine.
Country, Region: France, Bordeaux
Grape: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2014
ABV: 13.5%
Food friend: Roast Beef
£75.00 Single bottle
Qty:
Tasting Notes
Producer details
In the vineyard
In the winery
Food Recommendations
 

The 2014 Domaine de Chevalier has a classy, quite sophisticated bouquet with blackberry, boysenberry, graphite and brine aromas that feel very well defined. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red berry fruit, quite saline in the mouth with a brisk, lightly spiced, white pepper sprinkled finish that lingers long in the mouth. Olivier Bernard has crafted quite a sublime 2014 Pessac-Léognan. Tasted blind at the annual Southwold tasting. Score: 93. Neal Martin, March 2018

Domaine de Chevalier is one of the few Graves estates to produce both first class reds and whites. The property was purchased by the Ricard family in 1865 and remained in their hands until it was bought by the Bernard distilling company in 1983. Domaine de Chevalier is fortunate to have such a fine team to run its affairs. Olivier, whose family business owns the estate, is the outgoing but canny administrator whilst Rémi Edange is hands-on, knowing every vine and every barrel. Whilst their white wines have always been amongst the very finest, the reds were simpler affairs. But from the 1995 vintage onwards greater flair and concentration was in evidence. The quality curve is now further accentuated by the team's bold move to appoint Stéphane Derenoncourt, of La Mondotte fame, as consultant winemaker. Domaine De Chevalier is classified as a Graves Cru Classé.

Domaine De Chevalier has 35 hectares of vines and red wine accounts for 80% of the production.

Made from a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine is fermented in temperature-controlled, stainless steel vats and then matured in oak barriques (50% new) for 18 months.

Pairs superbly with red meats and roasted dishes.

You May Also Like

La Croix de Grand-Puy Ducasse 2019 MAGNUM
Chateau Grand-Puy Ducasse is known for its aromatic complexity, fine structure and great potential for ageing. A fantastic example of the quality in P
more

La Croix de Grand-Puy Ducasse 2019 MAGNUM

Bordeaux
£76.00
Magnum (150cl)
Château Lilian Ladouys 2019 MAGNUM
Château Lilian-Ladouys has made exceptional progress in recent years. It is one of the best quality to price ratios in Saint-Estèphe. Thi
more

Château Lilian Ladouys 2019 MAGNUM

France, Bordeaux
£51.00
Magnum (150cl)
Château Meyney St Estèphe 2019 MAGNUM
94 Points - James Suckling. A renowned vintage bursting with concentrated dark fruit and oozing with class. A polished and refined example from Meyney
more

Château Meyney St Estèphe 2019 MAGNUM

France, Bordeaux
£75.00
MAGNUM (150cl)
Chateau Latour-Martillac, Grand Cru Classe Graves
89 Parker points - from this emblematic property of Graves with wines that display a constant style based on elegance, density and prec
more

Chateau Latour-Martillac, Grand Cru Classe Graves

France, Bordeaux,
£42.00
Single bottle
£239.40
Wooden case of 6