2000 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Domaine de Chevalier
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2018 - 2040
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2000 - Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Domaine de Chevalier
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2018 - 2040
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £1,190.47 Duty Paid inc VAT
Equivalent Bottle Price: £99.20 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £960.00 In Bond
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  • Neal Martin, January 2016, Score: 93

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  • Robert Parker, June 2010, Score: 91

    Abundant notes of sandy, loamy soil, forest floor, black currants, cherries, and unsmoked high-class cigar tobacco jump from the glass of this complex, perfumed Pessac-Leognan. Medium-bodied and lighter than many 2000s, it has resolved all of its tannin, and appears to have reached full maturity. This wine has such superb balance that I suspect it will last another 8-10 years.

  • Robert Parker, April 2003, Score: 90

    The finest Domaine de Chevalier in over a decade, this opaque purple-colored effort exhibits abundant character with its striking aromatic profile of burning coals, plums, currants, tobacco, and spice box. Some oak is present, but it is well-integrated in this rich, medium to full-bodied, elegant, pure 2000. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2025.

  • Robert Parker, February 2002, Score: 88-90

    An opaque purple color is accompanied by serious layers of flavor in this well-built, muscular Domaine de Chevalier. Notes of vanilla, licorice, black currants, liquid minerals, and smoke are present in this concentrated, rich, moderately tannic 2000. Drink 2007-2023

  • Clive Coates, June 2001

    Good colour. Very good nose. Lots of concentration here. Medium to medium-full body. Very lovely understated fruit. Lots of finesse and complexity. Laid-back, discreet and very classy. Long and lovely. Fine plus. From 2008.

Producer

Domaine de Chevalier

Known for its exquisite Graves finesse, this property has been owned by Olivier Bernard since 1983. Consulting oenologist, Stéphane Dérononcourt was hired some years back which has contributed to the fresh and clean style. Meticulous parcel selection enables their grand vin to be the best representation of their impressive terroir.

Region

Pessac-Léognan

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.