Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2009
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|12 x 0.75L||BI Stock IB||£720.00||2 cs|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
This wine has closed down since I saw it prior to bottling. A blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon from one of the great estates in Pessac-Leognan, the wine has notes of white currants, melon, and flint/crushed rock with a delicate hit of orange and lemon zest. Give it another 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades.
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #199, March 2012
Served blind at the Southwold 2009 tasting. This has a much better bouquet with tangible minerality and tension - some fine crisp Sauvignon Blanc here and superb delineation. The palate is nicely balanced with lime, orange peel and citric notes whilst the finish shows comparatively more weight and presence than its peers. Fine. Tasted January 2013.
[85SB/15SM] Very grapefruit and guava nose; medium full, moderately concentrated wine with a lively acidity; dry, lightly aromatic, relatively delicate flavour, keen, citrussy, long, but no great volume; lovely ripe fruit, considerable finesse, delicate complexity, long in the mouth, long to finish. But all on a restrained scale, and lacking the projection and intensity of 2008, for example. 2018-30?
This is very dense and powerful, reminds me of the 2005 but it has more structure and acidity. It’s a blockbuster with a huge finish, Grand Cru Burgundy style. Fresh and massive. Barrel sample.