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Domaine de Chevalier 1996

€124 Incl. VAT & DP1 Bottle (75cl) |
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    Parker : 90 / 100
    J. Robinson : 17,5 / 20
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Tasted at the château, the 1996 Domaine de Chevalier certainly surpassed my expectations even though I would caution that I think Olivier Bernard has made better vintages since then. Deep in color, the nose is quite captivating with black fruit, brine and crushed stone. I like the strictness here -- very 1996 in style. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a svelte texture. The bead of acidity lends this tension although I found that finish surprisingly backward and just lacked that peacock's tail that would have warranted a higher score. Of course, there is a chance that this could come with time because it is undeniably very well balanced and pure. It just needs a bit more ... ambition. Tasted July 2016.
    BordeauxPessac-Leognan
    Alcohol
    12

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable viticulture

    J. Robinson
    17,5

    R. Gabriel
    17

    Wine Spectator
    86

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Area
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Domaine de Chevalier

    Classification
    Cru classe

    Parker
    90

    Allergens
    Contains sulphites

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