2007 Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl
  • Colour Red
  • Producer Domaine de Chevalier
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2012 - 2020
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now

2007 - Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan - 12x75cl

  • Colour Red
  • Producer Domaine de Chevalier
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Grape Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
  • Drinking 2012 - 2020
  • Case size 12x75cl
  • Available Now
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Case price: £692.14 Duty Paid inc VAT
Case price: £550.00 In Bond
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  • Goedhuis

    An aromatic and savoury nose of violet, sweet black cherry and meat add flesh to this 2007's mediumto full-bodied palate. Its chewy tannins and good mineral focus carry it through its long length.A fine Pessac-Léognan which was produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5%Cabenet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.Wine Spectator felt that it is “very close to the 2006 in quality. Drink 2011-2020

  • Neal Martin, June 2017, Score: 93

    Tasted at BI Wine Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Domaine de Chevalier was tasted from two bottles. I returned the first as it felt a little volatile on the nose, but the second was as it should be. This has a very refined bouquet with scents of warm gravel and black olives permeating the dark berry fruit, all very well defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, very fresh and generous in the mouth with superb mineralité and tension towards the tertiary finish. What a lovely Domaine de Chevalier—à point—but with the substance to suggest that it will not go downhill in any hurry. Tasted February 2017. 93/100. Drink 2017-2035

  • Robert Parker, April 2010, Score: 91

    One of the vintage-s top successes, this blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot exhibits a juicy, black currant, forest floor, and soil-scented nose. Layered with brilliant precision, purity, and density, it is a medium to full-bodied, elegant, intensely flavored, soft, upfront blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It should drink well for 10-15 years. Drink: 2010 - 2025

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.