For the most Burgundy styled of the Crus Classés de Graves, the 2013 vintage stands as another episode enabling to shine thanks to its personality and a work of outstanding accuracy. Let's remember that the Domaine de Chevalier, like other estates in the Sauternes area, manages its dry white harvest with metronomic accuracy, enabled only thanks to harvesting by successive picking (several passages on the same plot). Its color is of a golden yellow and crystalline. Very aromatic with beautiful pure aromas of bergamot, Florida grapefruit and rhubarb, the Domaine de Chevalier 2013 definitively seduces us. More floral after swelling, this Pessac-Leognan offers a beautiful aromatic and mineral amplitude. As in the great vintages for whites, the palate of this classified growth of Graves is concentrated, boasting volume, yet less chatty than the nose: it will reveal itself much later. All this augurs well for a full white, rich, balanced and of a great longevity. The finish is of a good persistence and a remarkable freshness. Very serious wine.
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Domaine de Chevalier 2013
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A strikingly rich, complex wine, the 2013 Domaine de Chevalier is a spectacular blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon that achieved 13% natural alcohol. It offers lots of lemon oil, orange blossom, crushed rock and white flower-like characteristics. It is super-intense and medium to full-bodied with a level of concentration rarely seen. Nevertheless, the tart acids, freshness and beautiful winemaking have resulted in a stunningly balanced, pure wine. It has 30-50 years of longevity ahead of it, although most of it will be drunk during its first decade of life.