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L'Esprit de Chevalier

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2023
92
Flowers, pomelo, green apples, and honeysuckle fills the perfume. Round, lush, creamy, and yet fresh, there is wealth of ripe, pineapple, mango, tangerine, and lemon curd nuances on the palate that already taste, and show great. The wine blends 65% Sauvignon Blanc, and 35% Semillon, 14% ABV. Drink from 2025-2032. 92 Pts.

Flowers, pomelo, green apples, and honeysuckle fills the perfume. Round, lush, creamy, and yet fresh, there is wealth of ripe, pineapple, mango, tangerine, and lemon curd nuances on the palate that already taste, and show great. The wine blends 65% Sauvignon Blanc, and 35% Semillon, 14% ABV. Drink from 2025-2032. 92 Pts.

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2022
93
Green apples, lemons, and honeysuckle notes are all over the place here. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, citrusy, and creamy, with good energy in the finish. The wine blends 70% Sauvignon Blanc, and 30% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2032. 93-93 Pts.

Green apples, lemons, and honeysuckle notes are all over the place here. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, citrusy, and creamy, with good energy in the finish. The wine blends 70% Sauvignon Blanc, and 30% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2032. 93-93 Pts.

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2022
92
Plums, tobacco, black cherries, spice, mint, and cocoa come through on the nose. The medium-bodied palate is silky, fresh, soft, and polished, with sweetness to the berries seemingly wrapped in cigar wrappers, with a touch of mint in the finish. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. Drink from 2025-2035. 91-93 Pts.

Plums, tobacco, black cherries, spice, mint, and cocoa come through on the nose. The medium-bodied palate is silky, fresh, soft, and polished, with sweetness to the berries seemingly wrapped in cigar wrappers, with a touch of mint in the finish. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. Drink from 2025-2035. 91-93 Pts.

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2021
92
Green apples, flowers, lemons, limes and grapefruit scents create the perfume. The palate is even better with its waxy, yellow citrus characteristics. Drink from 2024-2030.

Green apples, flowers, lemons, limes and grapefruit scents create the perfume. The palate is even better with its waxy, yellow citrus characteristics. Drink from 2024-2030.

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Lemon, lime, green apples, honeysuckle, pomelo, and flowers open the nose. Creamy, fresh, vibrant and packed with sweet, yellow citrus, the wine is crisp, fresh and juicy on the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2023-2031. 92-92

Lemon, lime, green apples, honeysuckle, pomelo, and flowers open the nose. Creamy, fresh, vibrant and packed with sweet, yellow citrus, the wine is crisp, fresh and juicy on the palate and in the finish. Drink from 2023-2031. 92-92

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2021
91
Much better in the bottle than when tasted in barrel, this charmer is loaded with tobacco, black cherries, black raspberries, flowers and cocoa. Soft, fresh, elegant, and loaded with sweet, ripe, creamy red fruits, this is frankly delicious and will be a treat for at least a decade or more. This is one of the top values in Pessac Leognan today. Drink from 2024-2034.

Much better in the bottle than when tasted in barrel, this charmer is loaded with tobacco, black cherries, black raspberries, flowers and cocoa. Soft, fresh, elegant, and loaded with sweet, ripe, creamy red fruits, this is frankly delicious and will be a treat for at least a decade or more. This is one of the top values in Pessac Leognan today. Drink from 2024-2034.

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Cigar wrapper, spice, forest floor, plums and the essence of smoke are found in the nose and in the medium-bodied, bright, fresh, red berry oriented palate. There is a nice crisp accent with hints of pepper and salinity on the mid-palate that you also enjoy in the finish. Drink from 2023-2029. 88-90

Cigar wrapper, spice, forest floor, plums and the essence of smoke are found in the nose and in the medium-bodied, bright, fresh, red berry oriented palate. There is a nice crisp accent with hints of pepper and salinity on the mid-palate that you also enjoy in the finish. Drink from 2023-2029. 88-90

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2020
92
Salty lemon peels, green apples, white flowers and pomelo open the nose. On the palate, the wine is round, forward, lush and fruity, leaving you with a sweet, creamy, lemon finish with just a drop of honey in the endnote. Drink from 2023-2031.

Salty lemon peels, green apples, white flowers and pomelo open the nose. On the palate, the wine is round, forward, lush and fruity, leaving you with a sweet, creamy, lemon finish with just a drop of honey in the endnote. Drink from 2023-2031.

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Green apples, honeysuckle, pomelo, lemon and flowers come through easily on the nose. The fruits are crisp and juicy. The finish is long, fresh and refreshing with its core of sweet, yellow citrus fruits and crushed stone in the endnote. 93 Pts

Green apples, honeysuckle, pomelo, lemon and flowers come through easily on the nose. The fruits are crisp and juicy. The finish is long, fresh and refreshing with its core of sweet, yellow citrus fruits and crushed stone in the endnote. 93 Pts

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2020
92
Black cherries, smoke, roasted nuts, flowers and red fruits come to the front of the perfume. Forward, soft, silky and polished, with additional nuances of cocoa, spice and licorice that accompanies the sweet, ripe, red fruits on the palate, this is already quite nice and should be perfect for near term drinking while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2023-2032.

Black cherries, smoke, roasted nuts, flowers and red fruits come to the front of the perfume. Forward, soft, silky and polished, with additional nuances of cocoa, spice and licorice that accompanies the sweet, ripe, red fruits on the palate, this is already quite nice and should be perfect for near term drinking while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2023-2032.

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Smoke, tobacco leaf, herbs, spice and red currants are instantly recognizable on the nose. Medium-bodied, fresh and vibrant, with juicy, bright, red fruits, lift and elegance on the palate and in the finish. This is a nice baby Domaine de Chevalier. This is perfect for near term drinking while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. 91-93 Pts

Smoke, tobacco leaf, herbs, spice and red currants are instantly recognizable on the nose. Medium-bodied, fresh and vibrant, with juicy, bright, red fruits, lift and elegance on the palate and in the finish. This is a nice baby Domaine de Chevalier. This is perfect for near term drinking while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. 91-93 Pts

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2019
91
Bright, fresh, zesty and tangy, yellow citrus with hints of tangerine and flowers, ending with a crisp, vibrant finish. Drink from 2022-2028.

Bright, fresh, zesty and tangy, yellow citrus with hints of tangerine and flowers, ending with a crisp, vibrant finish. Drink from 2022-2028.

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Medium-bodied, fresh, soft, forward, lighter-styled Pessac Leognan that focuses on its silky, sweet soft red fruits and earthy, herbed, smoked berry finish. There is a definite resemblance between this second wine and the Grand Vin. So enjoy it on release and over the next 7-9 years while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. 90 Pts

Medium-bodied, fresh, soft, forward, lighter-styled Pessac Leognan that focuses on its silky, sweet soft red fruits and earthy, herbed, smoked berry finish. There is a definite resemblance between this second wine and the Grand Vin. So enjoy it on release and over the next 7-9 years while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. 90 Pts

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2019
91
Soft, silky, refined, fresh and sweet, there is a gorgeous sense of purity to the red fruits on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, elegant, silky and forward, the finish comes through with layers of sweet, ripe cherries that linger. This is perfect for near term drinking while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2022-2031.

Soft, silky, refined, fresh and sweet, there is a gorgeous sense of purity to the red fruits on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, elegant, silky and forward, the finish comes through with layers of sweet, ripe cherries that linger. This is perfect for near term drinking while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2022-2031.

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2018
91
Bright, fresh, crisp and juicy yellow citrus with bits of orange peel, green apple and pear added in for complexity. I am really liking the sense of sense of mineraity in the finish. Enjoy this gorgeous second wine while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop.

Bright, fresh, crisp and juicy yellow citrus with bits of orange peel, green apple and pear added in for complexity. I am really liking the sense of sense of mineraity in the finish. Enjoy this gorgeous second wine while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop.

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2018
92
Smoky dark red berries with cigar box, herbs, forest leaf and currants create an impressive perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky, polished, refined and leaves with a juicy mouthful of fruit, dark cocoa, herbs and espresso beans. This is perfect for near term drinking while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop.

Smoky dark red berries with cigar box, herbs, forest leaf and currants create an impressive perfume. On the palate, the wine is soft, silky, polished, refined and leaves with a juicy mouthful of fruit, dark cocoa, herbs and espresso beans. This is perfect for near term drinking while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop.

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