Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, PESSAC-LÉOGNAN, Grand Cru Classé des Graves

$160 ex. GST
$184 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $201.25

Last Year EP $174.00-

One of the truly great names of dry white Bordeaux. Chevalier Blanc has a loyal following and is a wine with an amazing ability to age despite being attractive in its youth. The 7 hectares of vines are planted with 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon.
The domaine consider 2023 to be one of the best ever vintages here for white wine.

The 2023 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc has wonderful purity on the nose, revealing scents of lime, green apple and crushed stone - one of the most precise I have encountered at this early stage. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity that lends this white Pessac-Léognan superb focus. There's real intensity here, building with a sense of nascent confidence toward the mineral, almost slate-like finish. Very long and tender, this is a white Domaine de Chevalier from the top drawer.
94-96 Neal Martin.

Got to be the most consistent of all Pessac Léognan whites, sets out its stall immediately with fresh acidities and fennel spice, giving a kick and lift, classically nuanced and structured. White pear, sage, liquorice root, savoury as all hell, and so moreish.
96 Jane Anson.

This is layered and complex with an impressive mineral tension and depth. Medium to full-bodied, very long and persistent. It has oyster shell, crushed stone and citrus peel character with racy acidity coming through, adding to its length and tension. Very long and firm at the end with a backbone of fine tannins for a white.
97-98 James Suckling.

A perfumed, complex bouquet of pear, white peach, hazelnuts, lime tree leaves and spring flowers prefaces the 2023 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and concentrated wine with racy acids, chalky, structuring dry extract, and a bright, vibrant profile. This is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Sémillon.
94-96 Yohan Castaing, Wine Advocate.

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