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Domaine de Chevalier 2006

$172.00 per bottle

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Robert Parker ~ 94+ Points

"An absolutely textbook great white Graves made from 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon and aged nine months on its lees, this is a prodigious effort displaying notes of white flowers, currants, honeyed citrus, fig, and crushed rocks."

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2006 VINTAGE

94+ An absolutely textbook great white Graves made from 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon and aged nine months on its lees, this is a prodigious effort displaying notes of white flowers, currants, honeyed citrus, fig, and crushed rocks. The wine is very pure, with full body and high acidity, in a backward, almost tannic style. Give this wine at least 8-10 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 30 years.
95 Very tight and powerful, with lemon curd, honey, honeysuckle, vanilla bean and light toasty oak. Full-bodied, with a powerful layered palate. Superlong and rich. This goes on for minutes. Amazing what develops in the glass. Best after 2013. –JS
Pale, limpid. Soft, creamy, aromatic, oaky nose. Lovely freshness and gentle fruit. nothing harsh/overdone. Subtly lovely; silky fruit. Long finish. Super stylish, lovely balance. 2011-36
94 I tasted it twice with as much pleasure each time. Great fine nose, fruity, fresh, pure and complex. Touch of candied white fruit (pear). Hint of truffle, of cocoa and lime. The nose is less woody than usual. In the mouth, the wine is tender and supple from the first moments of tasting. The fat texture inevitably recalls Burgundy. Then, the wine evolves extremely fruity, completely in harmony with flavors and fruit delicacy. Great fine wine.
92-94 Pale, green-tinged color. Sexy aromas of ripe fresh peach and apricot lifted by grapefruit and chlorophyll. Sappy and sweet, but almost gentle after the young 2007 despite its vibrant flavors of crystallized lemon peel and pungent chlorophyll. Finishes very fresh and long, with impressive energy. Owner Olivier Bernard describes this wine as more classic and vivid than the 2007, which he believes has more volume, structure and power, but also more generosity of texture. This will be a spectacular pair of vintages to compare over the next two or three decades.

 

Name Domaine de Chevalier  
Vintage 2006 
Type Blanc Sec / White Dry 
Appellation Pessac Léognan 
Classification Grand cru classé de Graves 
Grape Varieties 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon
Format 750ml 
Alcohol 13.5% 
Vineyard 42 Hectares ( 5 Hectares white) 
Average Age of Vines 25 years 
Production 18,000 bottles white
Soil Dark sand and fine gravel, with a sub-soil of remarkably well drained sandstone
Winemaking Handpicked into small crates ( max 30 kg) at peak ripeness over several weeks, with only 10%-20% of the crop in a given plot is harvested. the grapes are placed in apneumatic wine press where they are softly and slowly pressed. Fermentation in 30% new oak at 25-28 ° which provides better extraction than in a vat
Ageing 18 months on the lees with battonage ( stirring) 
Serving Suggestions Best now through to 2025 
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