Domaine de Chevalier 2004


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Tasting Notes

Thankfully, this estate appears to have scaled down their use of new oak as the wood component is much more subtle than in previous vintages. The classic southern Graves version of elegance, the 2004 Domaine de Chevalier exhibits aromas of lead pencil shavings, sweet cherry and strawberry fruit, cedar, spice, and subtle smoke. Medium-bodied with outstanding purity, richness, and texture, this soft, round beauty is ideal for drinking over the next 15+ years.

Score: 90Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (171), June 2007

A strong effort from consultant Stephane Derenoncourt, the 2004 Domaine de Chevalier (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot, and equal parts Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot) is a classic Graves revealing a deep ruby/purple color, smoky, scorched earth, and graphite-like notes, and copious quantities of black currant and sweet cherry fruit. This heady, medium-bodied, elegant claret possesses the potential to develop into an exceptionally complex wine. It represents pure finesse married with impressive substance and texture. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2020+.

Score: 90/92Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (165), June 2006

Could be better than 2003.

Score: 85/88James Suckling, Wine Spectator (April 05), April 2005

Rather splendid panoply of black fruits on the nose. Good lift, noticeable acidity and relatively light tannins. A wine that is not at all forced. Rather 'feminine' build. Will never make headlines but should be a pleasure to drink.

Score: 17+Jancis Robinson MW,, August 2005

Score: 17Farr Vintners, Southwold Bordeaux Tasting, January 2008

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