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Domaine de Chevalier 2020 Pessac Léognan Cru Classé

Neal Martin 93-95 | Jeb Dunnuck 95-97 | Jane Anson (Decanter) 95 | The Wine Advocate (95-97)+ punten

Jane Anson: 'Easily among the best in Pessac’

 

  • Smaakprofiel
    Krachtig & Complex
  • Herkomst
    Frankrijk, Bordeaux
65,95 €
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✔ ‘A secret garden in the Graves’ met een uniek terroir
✔ Behoort tot de elite van de appellation
✔ Consultancy door Stéphane Derenoncourt

Domaine de Chevalier, met sinds 1983 Olivier Bernard (voormalig president van de Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux) aan het roer, behoort tot de elite van de appellation Pessac-Léognan. Het domaine is zeer atypisch gelegen op een open plek temidden van een bos: ‘a secret garden in the Graves’. Een atypisch, moeilijk en grillig terroir waaraan, heel paradoxaal, Domaine de Chevalier juist zijn grote klasse ontleent!

De stijl van het domaine wordt als krachtig & rijk bestempeld. De 2020 is een blend van 65% (!) cabernet sauvignon, 27% merlot, 5% petit verdot en 3% cabernet franc die gedurende circa 18 maanden op eikenhouten vaten (35% nieuw) zal worden opgevoed.
Oliver Bernard over zijn 2020: ‘Highest level… It will certainly be on the podium as one of the most successful vintage in the estate’s modern history.’ Nou, hij heeft niets teveel gezegd. Ook Jane Anson van het toonaangevende Decanter magazine bejubelt de 2020 als ‘Easily among the best in Pessac’ (95/100 punten).

HB 2050
Art.nr.1800520
Flesinhoud0.750000
WijnsoortRode Wijn
En PrimeurJa
LandFrankrijk
RegioBordeaux
ClassificatieAOC Pessac Léognan
SmaakprofielKrachtig & Complex
Jaargang2020
Alcoholgehalte13,5 %
Bevat sulfietenSulfieten

Decanter
95/100 punten
Concentrated ruby red colour, a little subdued on the nose, built with structure and power, concentrated and should age well. Classical, powerful, not exuberant, an impressive Chevalier that has tannins and fruit and freshness, nothing shouting too loud. As it opens, you see a peony floral edge that is very attractive. Easily among the best in Pessac. A yield of 38hl/ha.

Neal Martin
93-95/100 punten
The 2020 Domaine de Chevalier, which was cropped at 38hl/ha, is deep purple with glints of blue. The bouquet is very clean, precise and focused, not dissimilar to the impressive Malartic Lagravière that I tasted alongside, touches of wet granite and truffle emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins. This Domaine de Chevalier has a deeply impressive structure counterbalanced by equally impressive freshness and elegance, fanning out wonderfully on the finish, which is very persistent. Just a shade off the outstanding 2019... perhaps.

James Suckling
96-97 punten
Iron, black mushroom and dark berry with some burnt orange peel. Flowers, too. It’s full-bodied with round tannins that turn linear and tight at the end. Excellent energy. Brightness and purity. 

 Jeb Dunnuck
95-97 punten
From an estate that’s been on fire over the past decade, the 2020 Domaine De Chevalier is another brilliant wine in the making and checks in as 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 3% Cabernet Franc. Offering impressive cassis and darker berry fruits, it has complex notes of crushed flowers, violets, and damp earth-like nuances. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, with ultra-fine tannins and a silky, layered, seamless texture, it shines for both its richness and its balance. It also shuts down quite quickly, so if you’re going to drink bottles, try one in its youth. Otherwise, be sure to give bottles 7-8 years in a cold cellar. It should have 30-40 years of overall longevity. 95-97+

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