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A backward style of wine with notes of honeyed pears, subtle citrus, candle wax, orange zest and lemon butter, this medium to full-bodied, rich wine has terrific acidity and a long, long finish. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050.
Composed of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon, and in need of 8-10 years of cellaring, this is one of the most backward dry whites of the vintage with unbelievable minerality and personality.
Tasted at the UGC and at the property, the Domaine de Chevalier Blanc has a very refined bouquet with hints of lemon curd, apple blossom and a touch of French patisserie. There is still a little oak to be integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine balance, perfectly pitched acidity and subtle notes of apple blossom and white truffle. This is a very suave white Graves, complex and cerebral with a long, slightly nutty/smoky finish. Tasted November 2012.
Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru in London. The Domaine de Chevalier Blanc has a lovely, beautifully defined bouquet with touches of apricot blossom and honeysuckle emerging with continued aeration. The palate is crisp and vibrant on the entry: dried lemon peel, a hint of honeycomb and vanilla that fans out nicely to a waxy finish. It has great length and persistency in the mouth. An excellent white 2009 from Mon. Bernard. Tasted October 2011.
A white with a phenomenal density and richness with creme brulee, apple pie and pear tart character. It's so agile and balanced. Full body, with tangy fruit and a long finish. Crazy intensity and style to this. Speechless. Best dry white from here. Try in 2018.
Much more restrained and subtle than the dry white from its new sister property Lespault-Martillac. Tense and long lived with great electricity. Still very astringent and taut with some exotic aromas on the nose and then a certain green grassiness on the palate. Still extremely youthful. May well last longer than I suggest. Tasted both open and blind.
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. 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon aged in one third new oak. A huge nose jumps out of the glass - white peach, melon and grapefruit. The palate has impressive depth, a round - almost oily - texture but good balancing acidity. Some tropical hints to start off then pears and melons. Citric freshness on the long finish.
Fleshy rich ripe fruit gives weight on the start of the palate. Under the flesh the richness there is greengage and apple freshness lifting and balancing the flavours the mix of fruits giving lots of complexity.
Quite discreet but supremely elegant white florality and fruit, great persistence and harmony, a beautiful wine, hard to imagine a better Domaine de Chevalier white. Drink 2014-25.