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2006 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan

Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Leognan
2006 is a much underrated vintage and as is so often the case, a so-called classic vintage proves its merit after a decade or so in bottle. Domaine de Chevalier is just such a case in point and whilst it’s starting to drink beautifully now, it will continue to mature and develop over the next decade and beyond
Fergus Stewart  - BBR Private Account Manager - 19-Mar-2015Domaine De Chevalier


Owner Olivier Bernard's attitude to nature and wine, working the soil naturallyand respecting the terroir and the style of the vintage, makes him a Burgundian at heart according to Jasper Morris MW, which is praise indeed. 2006 was aCabernet vintage in Pessac, according to Olivier, and the extra Cabernet in hisblend (67% CS and 4% CF) has made his 2006 more structured than usual. It hasan exotic, creamy blackberry nose, a wonderful harmony and structure, and alovely concentration of pure, minerally cassis fruit with coffee hints. This isanother tour de force of outstanding quality.
Simon Staples - BBR Fine Wine Director - Jun-07Domaine De Chevalier


Jancis Parker Stephen Tanzer Wine Spectator
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Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Leognan
Deep almost blackish crimson. Intriguing – almost peppery nose. Real interest here. Round and ambitious, not specious sweetness. This is made to drink not taste and for the medium to long term. A real tingle of interest. Snappy Graves character – very refreshing rather than uncomfortably tart.
Jancis Robinson- jancisrobinson.com - 26-Oct-2007

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Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Leognan
The brilliant St.-Emilion-based consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt, is working his magic at this great vineyard in Leognan. The 2006.. is a revelation of sweet, lush, black raspberry and black currant fruit intermixed with subtle notes of scorched earth and barbecue spices. Round, luscious, sexy, and exceptionally complex, the wine is dominated by that smoky minerality that comes from this area. It is the quintessentially elegant yet substantial Pessac-Leognan with class, complexity, and potential. Despite wanting to drink most of the bottle when I was tasting it, I know it will be even better with 2-4 years of bottle age, and should keep for two decades.
Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Feb 2009

Jancis Parker Stephen Tanzer Wine Spectator
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Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Leognan
Bright ruby-red. Black fruits, licorice, tobacco and cedary oak on the nose. Dense and fine-grained, with a distinctly cool quality to the black fruit and floral flavors. Pliant in the middle palate but with cedar, floral and herbal notes providing very good lift. This rich, chewy wine boasts lovely depth of flavor and finishes with sweet tannins and noteworthy energy.
Stephen Tanzer - May-2009

Jancis Parker Stephen Tanzer Wine Spectator
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Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Leognan
There's attractive blackberry and light vanilla, with a hint of licorice. Full-bodied, with a caressing texture, very pretty fruit and notes of chocolate and licorice. Best from 2014 through 2018.
James Suckling - Wine Spectator - 31-Mar-2009

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Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Leognan
Product: 1263
Maturity: Drink 2012-2025 (For laying down)
Vintage: 2006
Origin: France » Bordeaux » Pessac-Léognan Map of the region
Grape Variety: Cab.Sauvignon Blend
Style: Medium Bodied, Dry, 12.5% alcohol
Closure Type: Cork
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