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Domaine de Chevalier

Derek - Fri, September 25, 2015

Domaine de Chevalier

Pessac-Léognan

Clos des Lunes Blanc 2014

92 2015-20

“Lune d’Argent”

Sémillon 70% Sauvignon Blanc 30%

White peach the nose has sweetness the start of the palate richness and depth but under this grapefruit and lime refresh a lovely mix of flavours. Racy and fresh on the back palate yet the finish has hints of sweetness a lovely balance.

Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 2014

92 2024-34

The mix of red and black fruits on the nose is sweet the start of the palate has depth. Lighter in the middle bright fresh with the red fruits tending to dominate but it fills out at the back with depth and the richness of ripe fruit.

Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 1995

93 2015-20

The nose has a peach apricot richness the palate has depth of fruit at the start. Mid freshness citrus acidity balances the richness and although there are hints of maturity at the back the finish has bright fruit and nice length.

Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 1975

93 2015-20

The nose is remarkably rich and the start of the palate has some sweet fruit. Bright in the middle lots of bramble the fine tannins are not obvious and bitter. There is maturity at the back a hint of sweetness the finish lighter ethereal and fragrant.

Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 1985

95 2015-24

The nose has the complexity of red and black fruits a hint of maturity. The fruit on the palate is sweet the mid palate has depth with fine tannins a black fruited mix. Dark chocolate adds to the mid richness the generosity yet at the back there is freshness the finish long and stylish.

Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 2005

96 2018-35

Depth on the nose rich ripe black fruits on the palate the mid palate is fleshy and supple. There is a supporting structure firm but ripe tannins a lovely mid complexity and although the back palate is still quite tight there is lots of fruit still to show.

Château Guiraud 2005

93 2015-25

Sauternes 1er Cru

Yellow peach and apricot the nose has depth the start of the palate fleshy and ripe. Behind the rich ripe fruit lime and grapefruit refresh and balance slightly lighter in the middle a mix of fragrances but the finish has sweetness, depth of flavour orange marmalade richness.

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