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Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2019

Subregion France > Bordeaux > Left Bank > Pessac-LĂ©ognan
Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc/Semillon

One of the truly great names of dry White Bordeaux. Chevalier Blanc has a loyal following and is a wine with an amazing ability to age despite being attractive in its youth. The 5 hectares of vines are planted with 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon.

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Tasting Notes

Domaine de Chevalier's 2019 Blanc is performing brilliantly, unwinding in the glass with notes of citrus pith, white currants, crisp orchard fruit, spring flowers, lemongrass and beeswax. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, it's concentrated and structured, with terrific depth at the core, racy acids and a long, sapid finish. This is a white Bordeaux where the vulgarity of Sauvignon is sublimated rather than emphasized, and the result is a compelling wine of considerable complexity and aging potential.Drink Date
2025 - 2050

William Kelley, RobertParker.com (April 2022), April 2022

70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. Pale lemon colour. Subtle and savoury on the nose, full of stony character and a lightly creamy, leesy tone. There are tones of white flowers, citrus blossom and lemon oil. The palate is taut and framed by high acidity. Chalky and fresh, with a pithy texture layered by a litle savoury spice. Long, driven and pure, there is great potential here.

Thomas Parker MW, Farr Vintners, November 2021

Very pretty with lovely apple, cream, lavender, pineapple and light honey. Full-bodied, yet creamy and refined, with great length and polish. Fresh acidity, but the finish is polished and pretty. Subtle. 70% sauvignon blanc and 30% semillon. Drink in 2024.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2022

The 2019 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. Subtle notes of cedar and juicy peaches slowly emerge from the nose, followed by Golden Delicious apples and grapefruit oil at the core. The medium-bodied palate quivers with energy and tension, leading to a steely finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2023

Takes its time, even on the aromatics, to open and enlarge. Just such a confident white wine, with proven ageing ability, able to stand among the great whites of France. There is clear anise and fennel on the attack, white pepper spice, everything well defined and controlled, with white pear and fleshy citrus keeping things uplifted and moving forward. Great stuff. 35% new oak.

Jane Anson, JaneAnson.com, January 2022

The 2019 is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, with an abv of 14.1%. the nose is mineral and driven with just a hint of honey, layered with heather, white flowers and juicy lemon. The texture is glossy and rich, with the dense and vibrant fruit core cut by zesty, lively acidity. The oak is subtle and integrated, offering accents of sweet spice on a long, flinty and citrus-led finish.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, June 2020

I loved the 2019 Domaine De Chevalier Blanc, which has the crisp, racy, yet concentrated style of the estate that few others can achieve. Gorgeous white peach, mandarin orange, honeyed minerality, and a kiss of toast all define the bouquet, and it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, integrated acidity, plenty of concentration, and a great finish that picks up some obvious minerality. This stunning juice needs 3-4 years of bottle age and will evolve for 2-3 decades if stored correctly. It's probably the white of the vintage.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, April 2022
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This is an opulent, dense white with dried-apple and honey character. Salty and hot-stone notes, too. Full-bodied, round and phenolic. Formed and beautiful. Quite open. Intense length.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2020

A blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, the 2019 Domaine de Chevalier blanc skips out with bright, energetic notes of white peaches, green guava, and fresh pineapple with hints of orange blossom, chalk dust, and beeswax. Medium-bodied, the palate is wonderfully exotic with a lovely backbone of freshness and a compelling chalky lift on the finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent, May 2022

Blended of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon, the 2019 Blanc was harvested from 3rd of September to 19th of September. The alcohol is 14%. It is aging on its lees in French oak barrels, 35% new, for an anticipated 18 months. The nose is almost completely shut down on first sniff, soon giving way to notions of freshly squeezed lemons and limes, green apples and pear slices with nuances of orange blossom, fresh ginger and marzipan. Medium-bodied, the palate has a beguilingly satiny texture with crisp freshness, packed full of zesty layers, finishing long and perfumed.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (June 2020 ), June 2020

Grip, power, nectarine, citrus, slate, this is an excellent Chevalier white that is clearly going to age extremely well. White flowers play around the edges, but it is the texture that appeals the most, reflecting its cooler terroir that works in hot summers like 2019. Drinking Window 2021 - 2034

Jane Anson, Decanter.com, June 2020
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