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Domaine de Chevalier

2017 Domaine de Chevalier

The 2017 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge was cropped at 34hl/ha between 11 and 29 September and is matured in 35% new oak for 18 months. It has a vivacious bouquet with quite generous black fruit, raspberry, brine and black olive that is well-defined and focused, if not possessing the complexity of the previous two vintages. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, slightly edgy tannin – layers of black fruit interlaced with melted tar and graphite, closing in a little towards the finish with a gentle grip. I appreciate the deft manner in which this fans out and leaves a mineral residue on the finish. A Domaine de Chevalier of refinement rather than power, one with “buvabilité” or “drinkability”. Drink 2021 - 2045.

Score: 92-94                              Neal Martin, vinous.com, May 2018

CountryFrance
RegionBordeaux
Vintage2017
WineryDomaine de Chevalier
ColourRed
Grape65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot
AvailabilitySpring 2020
DutyEP
AppellationPessac Léognan
PackagingOWC
Price: £510.00



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