2015 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge

Cellar Selection *** Wine Enthusiast

$73.99

13 in stock

Appellation: Pessac-Léognan

Ratings: JD-97  JS-97  AG-97  MN-95  DC-95  RP-95  WE-95

Size: 750 ml

13 in stock

Description

97 Jeb Dunnuck
“I was able to taste the 2015 Domaine de Chevalier twice and it showed sensationally both times. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot that was harvested between October 1st and October 15th, this deep ruby/purple-colored effort has soaring aromatics of caramelized black cherries, cassis, lead pencil shavings, and forest floor. Deep, full-bodied, intense and beautifully pure, with fine tannin and moderate acidity, it’s a gorgeous Pessac-Leognan that needs 4-5 years of cellaring and will evolve for three decades.” (11/2017)

97 James Suckling
“Suave, spicy oak and warm, stony aromas, making immediate interest and giving way to vivid and fresh dark cherries, blackberries and cassis. The palate adds graphite-like, savory cherry-stone flavors amid smooth, velvety tannins. Tangy blackberries through the finish. Impressive. Try from 2020.” (2/2018)

97    Antonio Galloni for Vinous
“One of the stars of the vintage, the 2015 Domaine de Chevalier has turned out even better than I expected. Bright floral notes give striking aromatic lift to the rich, sumptuous fruit. A marvelously complete wine, the 2015 is racy and silky on the palate, yet also has tremendous freshness. Bright red cherry, blood orange, white pepper, spice and dried flowers build into the super-expressive finish. The 2015 has been nothing less than stunning the three times I have tasted it so far. This is a tremendous showing from proprietor Olivier Bernard and his team. The blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Tasted three times.” (2/2018)

95    Neal Martin for Vinous
“The 2015 Domaine de Chevalier has an enticing bouquet with very pure redcurrant, raspberry and blackberry notes, briary and cedar emerging later. This is wonderful and very seductive for anyone with a penchant for classic Pessac-Léognan. The palate is smooth and fleshy on the opening with silky tannin, plush red berry fruit with supremely well-integrated new oak. You could almost broach this now, such is its approachability, but it will surely improve over the next 20 or 30 years because its structure is discretely hidden at present. Anticipated maturity: 2020 – 2050.” (02/2018)

95    Jane Anson for Decanter
“A little angular and closed right now, until it unrolls and builds in the glass, the complexity of flavours comes through after five minutes peeling off one by one, but it is without doubt needs time. You have to sit with this until the texture and the frisson across the palate comes alive. A brilliant wine, give it at least a decade to really find its full expression, knowing the track record of Domaine de Chevalier in these muscular vintages. 2% of Cabernet Franc makes up the blend given here.” (4/2018)

95    Lisa Perrotti-Brown Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“The 2015 Domaine de Chevalier is composed of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. It went through malolactic and aging on its lees during three months in 35% new, 35% one-year-old and 30% two-year-old barrels, with a total aging of 18 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it has lovely spiciness on the nose—Chinese five spice and black pepper—with a core of red and black cherries and smoked meats. Medium-bodied, finely crafted and refreshing, it’s quite minerally in the mouth and persistent on the finish.” (2/2018)

95    Wine Enthusiast
“This wine is ripe, rich and generous. It brings out the almost-sweet character of the fruit in this vintage. At the same time, the tannins are firm and support all this fruitiness. The wine will develop well. Drink from 2024.” *Cellar Selection* (4/2018)

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 12 in

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