Domaine de Chevalier (Pessac Leognan) 2015

  • Type: Red
  • Producer: Domaine de Chevalier
  • Varietal: Bordeaux Red
  • Country: France
  • Region: Bordeaux
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: C7678
Special Price $129.95 Regular Price $134.95
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Domaine de Chevalier (Pessac Leognan) 2015 is available to buy in increments of 1

Intense dark red color. Very fresh nose, charming and attractive. On the palate, the attack is silky and delicious, it gives way to an exquisite fruity flesh with a very dense structure. Wine is fine, complex and elegant with a lovely mineral freshness. We find the silky and fleshy quality of 2009, combined with the beautiful structure of 2005!

- Producer Notes

97 pts James Suckling

Suave, spicy oak and warm, stony aromas, making immediate interest and giving way to vivid and fresh dark cherries, blackberries and cassis. The palate adds graphite-like, savory cherry-stone flavors amid smooth, velvety tannins. Tangy blackberries through the finish. Impressive. Try from 2020.

97 pts Jeb Dunnuck

I was able to taste the 2015 Domaine de Chevalier twice and it showed sensationally both times. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot that was harvested between October 1st and October 15th, this deep ruby/purple-colored effort has soaring aromatics of caramelized black cherries, cassis, lead pencil shavings, and forest floor. Deep, full-bodied, intense and beautifully pure, with fine tannin and moderate acidity, it’s a gorgeous Pessac-Leognan that needs 4-5 years of cellaring and will evolve for three decades.

95 pts Decanter

A little angular and closed right now, until it unrolls and builds in the glass, the complexity of flavours comes through after five minutes peeling off one by one, but it is without doubt needs time. You have to sit with this until the texture and the frisson across the palate comes alive. A brilliant wine, give it at least a decade to really find its full expression, knowing the track record of Domaine de Chevalier in these muscular vintages. 2% of Cabernet Franc makes up the blend given here.

95-97 pts Wine Advocate

The 2015 Domaine de Chevalier is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 23 September until 15 October at just 35 hl/ha, matured in 35% new oak. It has a sophisticated bouquet that is more reserved than its peers. It possesses one of the most precise, detailed aromatic profiles that I have encountered from this estate, wonderfully poised with black fruit, incense and cold stone. It has wonderful focus and class. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, very complex with lightly peppered black fruit. What marks this Domaine de Chevalier is the reserve and precision on the finish, a wine that is holding something back for its secondary evolution, a salinity that beckons you back for another sip. What a fabulous, intellectual wine from Olivier Bernard. Expect four decades of drinking pleasure - probably more - given my experience of ancient vintages. Tasted three times with consistent notes
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