Peter Maude Fine Wines
2022, Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, PESSAC-LÉOGNAN, Grand Cru Classé des Graves
$200.10 inc. GST
Bordeaux Blend: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
A deep and layered white with rich and intense structure. It’s full yet agile with so much energy and intensity. Cooked apple, lime zest and nougat with oyster and sea bed undertones. Fascinating already. 98-99 James Suckling.
Notes of fresh pineapple, orange blossoms, lime cordial, and juicy pears, giving way to wafts of honeysuckle and cedar. The medium-bodied palate is electric with citrus and tropical fruit layers, framed by a racy backbone and satiny texture, finishing long and mineral-laced. This is nicely done! 94-96 Lisa Perrotti-Brown.
Intense, gunsmoke-filled aromatics, clearly aimed at extremely long ageing. Great quality, stands out for its serious structure, with clove, aniseed and fennel woven through citrus and white pear, has weight and manages to stay on the savoury side of ripe. Needs time and food. 94 Jane Anson.
The 2022 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc has an instantly satisfying bouquet as it "launches" scents of passion fruit, lemon rind and patisserie scents, very well-defined and focused. The palate is intense on the entry and impressive in weight and density. Perhaps there's not quite the tension of the previous vintage, but it is long and thickly textured on the finish. Excellent. 92-94 Neal Martin.
Drinking Window: 2028 - 2048