Domaine de Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2009

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SKU 13615

750ml

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Planted to 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, Domaine de Chevalier is a tiny estate nestled in a forest on the southwest side of Leognan. Considered by Robert Parker to be a 'true connoisseur's wine,' Domaine de Chevalier produces red wines of extremely high quality with a rich yet balanced style.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Leognan
Brand Domaine de Chevalier
Alcohol/vol 13%
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateIn late 2011, I had the last bottle in my cellar of the 1970 Domaine de Chevalier. Much to my surprise, it was still holding on to life and remained gorgeously complex in that ethereal Graves style. The 2009, one of the finest Domaine de Chevaliers yet produced, reveals a striking bouquet of burning embers, sweet cherry, black and red currant fruit, spice box, cedar and lead pencil shavings. The tannins are sweet in this fleshy, full-bodied offering. It is built on the notion of extraordinary harmony, elegance and complexity. While not the most concentrated or flamboyant 2009, its intense aromas are already reasonably evolved and its lusciousness and balance are terrific. Made from an interesting blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, its yields of 45 hectoliters per hectare were slightly higher than many of its neighbors achieved. Drink it over the next 25 years.

Robert Parker, February 2012
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastDominating aromas of smoky new wood follow through to the toasty flavor that covers the fruit at this stage. But, like all 2009s, this is a rich wine that will balance out and show all of its opulence. That said, it will likely always be a firm, ageworthy wine, with the dark tannins always in evidence.

Roger Voss, September 1, 2012
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorVery rich, but sleek and pure, with beautiful mouthfeel and layers of enticing fig, steeped blackberry and warm currant confiture nicely stitched with black tea and mesquite. The long finish has a tarry underlay, but stays polished. Approachable for its mouthfeel, but has the balance to age nicely. Drink now through 2025. 12,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2012