2019 domaine de chevalier, blanc cru classe, pessac-leognan
Why We're Buying
Domaine de Chevalier is a small family-owned estate that relies on traditional viticulture and modern oenological techniques to produce wines. This white wine is crisp and fruity, with hints of vanilla and coconut. According to Wine-Searcher.com, it ranks as the third most expensive white Bordeaux blend from Pessac-Léognan. It also eclipsed the $100 price mark in 2020.
The 2019 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was picked from 3 to 19 September and aged on the lees for 18 months in 35% new oak. It has a crisp, delineated nose that gains intensity with aeration, offering enticing aromas of kaffir lime, yellow plums and jasmine. A subtle crushed stone scent emerges with time. The palate is well balanced with a saline entry and just the right amount of piquancy. A very saline, marine-influenced finish that gets the mouth salivating. It just cries out for a heaving platter of shucked oysters! Drink: 2024-2050
This is an opulent, dense white with dried-apple and honey character. Salty and hot-stone notes, too. Full-bodied, round and phenolic. Formed and beautiful. Quite open. Intense length.