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Christopher Piper Wines
1 Silver Street, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DB, Devon

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Domaine De Chevalier Rouge

Domaine De Chevalier Rouge

Ref: A037309

Grand Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

"In late 2011, I had the last bottle in my cellar of the 1970 Domaine de Chevalier. Much to my surprise, it was still holding on to life and remained gorgeously complex in that ethereal Graves style. The 2009, one of the finest Domaine de Chevaliers yet produced, reveals a striking bouquet of burning embers, sweet cherry, black and red currant fruit, spice box, cedar and lead pencil shavings. The tannins are sweet in this fleshy, full-bodied offering. It is built on the notion of extraordinary harmony, elegance and complexity. While not the most concentrated or flamboyant 2009, its intense aromas are already reasonably evolved and its lusciousness and balance are terrific. Made from an interesting blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, its yields of 45 hectoliters per hectare were slightly higher than many of its neighbors achieved. Drink it over the next 25 years." Parker

Domaine de Chevalier was bought by the Bernard family in 1983 and a significant amount has been invested in the vineyards and cellars since. Its principle production is in in the Grand Cru red whilst the white wine only accounts for about 12.5%. The estate's ability to produce both red and white of equal stature is as a result of its fine terroir coupled with great care and attention in both vineyard and cuvage. The poor soil results in naturally very low yields which further adds complexity to its wines.

 Contains Sulphites

Region France - Bordeaux - Graves

Grape Cabernet-Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc

Producer Domaine de Chevalier

Vintage 2009

Eco Warrior  0

Colour Red

Dryness Medium Dry

Body Medium Bodied

Food Cheese/Beef/Game

Drink Best laid down

Price: 72.88

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