2009 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan
Domaine de Chevalier is almost more famous for its white than its red, delivering as it does stunning longevity and complexity every year. This is one of the leading lights of white Bordeaux and indeed of the white wine world, every bit as fine and seductive as the finest whites from the Côte d'Or. There is only one thing to do with a wine as great as this, and that is to cellar it and try and forget it for the next 10 to 15 years. The rewards of such patience are well worth the wait!
Neal Martin: A very primal nose with touches of red apple, pear, a touch of beeswax and apple-blossom. Well defined but perhaps lacking the edginess displayed by the 2007 at this stage. The palate is well balanced and light on its feet, well-judged acidity, a slight creaminess on the entry, broadening out nicely on the palate and showing more complexity than might have been aromatically implied. Very pure on the finish. Excellent. Tasted April 2010.
Region & country
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
70% Sauvignon Blanc
Ready 2014 - 2020