2005 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Showing green-gold in the glass, the aromas here are of gently honeyed fruit, grapefruit and citrus. The palate shows a really fine intensity, more tightly wound than many white graves, with a distinct clean-cut nature. There is a pleasing weight here, though nothing heavy, glorious, slightly viscous texture, with well-integrated creamy, vanillin oak nuances and a mineral race. The finish is long, lingering with aspects of mouthwatering grapefruit, and a lemony dart of acidity.

Pricing
Case, 12 Bottles
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£1,112.16
Case, 12 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£1,227.36
Case, 12 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£1,227.36

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Mature 2012 - 2021
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2005 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
Domaine de Chevalier

The unusually named Domaine de Chevalier, an estate that sounds more at home in Burgundy than Bordeaux, makes some of the most important red and white wines in Pessac-Léognan. The vineyards sit on gentle slopes within a forest clearing and are carefully managed using biodynamic farming methods. Each vintage, the grapes are meticulously hand-harvested, and the attention to detail is so exacting that they are individually sorted prior to leaving the vineyard. Those that are not deemed good enough remain on the ground. There are 45 hectares under vine, 40 hectares of which are devoted to the red varieties - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The remaining 5 hectares grow predominantly Sauvignon Blanc for their white Bordeaux blend with the rest made up of Sémillon. The estate is owned by the Bernard family with consulting oenologist Stéphane Derenoncourt helping to continue the estate's excellent reputation.

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