2015 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc Pessac-Léognan Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note


2015 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc  (Pessac-Léognan) 95

Rich, opulent, luscious, and intense, the wine remains on the primary side. Concentrated, ripe, sweet, and packed with layers of fresh yellow citrus, orange rind, crushed rocks, and flowers, give it at least another 5 years to develop additional nuances. 95 Points

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Clearly a contender for the top white Bordeaux wine, aside from you know who... The wine offers a crisp entry loaded with just squeezed lemon, pomelo, crushed rocks, lime and floral notes. Fresh and refreshing, concentrated and with racy acidity giving it lift, the honey and vanilla accents add just right amount of fatness to the wine. This is a beauty! 96 Points

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The perfect blend of crushed rocks, assorted, fresh squeezed, yellow citrus fruits, a dab of honey and floral notes. Bright, crisp and refreshing, this wine has the uncanny ability to offer pleasure young, yet, age for decades. I've had enough of these wines at old age lately to know first hand, how well they can age and improve for decades. 96 Points

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Bright and lively with an open, grapefruit, lemon zest, green apple and honeysuckle character, this wine is fresh, refreshing and long with a crisp, sweet, citrus-filled finish. 96 Points

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When to Drink Domaine de Chevalier, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time

Domaine de Chevalier needs at least 8-12 in good vintages until it is ready to be enjoyed. Young vintages can be decanted for 2-3 hours or more. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Domaine de Chevalier offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-30 years of age after the vintage.

Serving Domaine de Chevalier with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips

Domaine de Chevalier is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Domaine de Chevalier Rouge is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes.

Domaine de Chevalier Rouge is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta. Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is a perfect wine to serve with all types of seafood, fish, shellfish, crab, lobster, chicken, veal, port, and of course a myriad of hard and soft cheeses.

In 1993, Olivier Bernard entered into a management agreement with Pessac Leognan estate of Domaine de la Solitude. In 2009, Olivier Bernard added to his already busy schedule when he entered into a second leasing agreement to produce and market the wines of Chateau Lespault-Martillac, also located in the Pessac Leognan appellation.

The Bernard family also maintains interests in the Sauternes appellation. Olivier Bernard is a partner in Chateau Guiraud. In 2012, Olivier Bernard added to their holdings in Sauternes with the purchase of Chateau Haut Caplane.

They quickly renamed the estate, Clos des Lunes. Clos des Lunes will focus on making dry white Bordeaux wine, as well as sweet, white Bordeaux wine. However, it is expected that Olivier Bernard and his team will focus more on the production of dry white Bordeaux wine at Clos des Lunes.