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2016 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc

Pessac-Léognan
(OWC)

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PRICE:
$1,140.00 per Case of Bottles

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
2 cases of Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Still very shy on the nose, but the candied citrus, fresh melon, pear and quince notes come through on the palate, together with discreet, toasty oak. Although this is really concentrated, the power is underplayed and the enormous, herbal and mineral depth steals up on you slowly and then whisks you away. You could enjoy it now, but there’s enormous aging potential. A blend of 70 per cent sauvignon and 30 per cent semillon. Try in 2021." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2021


"This flirts with a tropical hint, as peach and nectarine details peek in on the core of meringue, lemon peel, shortbread, melon and yellow apple fruit flavors. Heather and macadamia nut notes gild the finish, which is rounded along the edges but still racy through the middle. This needs a little time to settle in fully. Best from 2021 through 2030." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2021-2030


"The 2016 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc has a clean, precise bouquet with a fine mineral vein that becomes more pronounced with aeration. The well-balanced palate is poised and harmonious, delivering a fine bead of acidity and real weight and penetration toward the lightly peppered finish. Superb." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2020-2038


"The Domaine de Chevalier 2016 Blanc is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon. The nose reveals spiced pears, waxy lemons, honeysuckle and yuzu with wafts of lime juice and green guava. Medium-bodied with great intensity and elegance, it has a racy line cutting through the citrus and tropical layers, finishing long." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2019-2030


"The 2016 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc offers quite a bit of upfront intensity and attack, but then loses persistence through the mid-palate and finish, which makes it come across as rather monolithic. I don't see the focus, tension or energy that are such signatures of the Blanc. Perhaps time in bottle will help to some degree, but I am not too optimistic that will happen." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 92
Drink from: 2026-2066


"Absolutely class aroma: pure herbal-inflected lemon and grapefruit, with a lovely stony/mineral touch and still the creamy richness of oak and lees. Dry, chalky texture, cool, fluid and long but with just a slight pear-grain to the texture that adds depth. Elegant and long. Combines subtlety and intensity. Gorgeous." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2026-2036


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