2016 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc

Domaine de Chevalier Blanc

92Average Score
White
2019-2050
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 193 Marketplace
£808.00
6x75cl
-
2 Immediate | 100 Marketplace
£402.00
3x3L
-
0 Immediate | 4 Marketplace
£828.00
3L
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£276.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 15 Marketplace
£70.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
92
Drinking window
2019-2050
Critic Notes

A white with sliced apple, pear and lemon character. Medium to full body, layered and so long. Tight and exciting. So salty and minerally. Structured. Phenolic intensity and all wound up. What a white! Apr 17, www.jamessuckling.com

Score: 96-97/100James Suckling

This is clearly one of the more impressive whites on display here. They have teased out a sense of verticality, and you can feel the walls and scrape the flesh of the citrus. If it wasn't for the heights that we know Domaine de Chevalier can ascend to, you would be sighing over the structure of this wine. White peach and rich pear are seasoned with beautiful spicing, but it just lacks the grip and drama of the best vintages. Apr 2017, www.decanter.com, Drink: 2019-2035

Score: 94-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2019-2035

The Domaine de Chevalier 2016 Blanc is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. The nose reveals spiced pears, waxy lemons, honeysuckle and yuzu with wafts of lime juice and green guava. Medium-bodied with great intensity and elegance, it has a racy line cutting through the citrus and tropical layers, finishing long. Nov 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 92-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Bright and fresh, with a rounded edge to the mix of lime curd, verbena, green plum and quinine flavors. On the weighty side of the spectrum, but has the freshness for balance. Apr 2017, James Molesworth, www.winespectator.com

Score: 90-93/100Wine Spectator

Light and so discreet one can understand why it never shows well in blind tastings. Edge of green. Succulent but so dry and low key… Wait a decade at least and it should please enormously… Apr 2017, www.jancisrobinson.com, Drink: 2030-2050

Score: 17-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2030-2050

The Domaine de Chevalier 2016 Blanc has a somewhat delicate, nuanced bouquet this year, one that demanded gentle coaxing from the glass. It reveals delineated aromas of green apple, gooseberry and kiwi fruit, flintiness tucked just behind. The palate is well balanced and slightly Burgundy-like on the entry (strangely, not unlike a Nuits-Saint-Georges Blanc!). It opens nicely in the glass but never looses its head. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity and fine delineation, with pretty lemongrass and shaved ginger notes judiciously sprinkled over the finish. It is a Domaine de Chevalier Blanc that I would be inclined to consume in its youth rather than cellar, but hey, you never know the longevity of these wines; they can always surprise you. Apr 2017, www.robertparker.com, Drink: 2019-2029

Score: 90-92/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2019-2029

Domaine de Chevalier's 2016 Blanc is unusually soft and silky, words I can't believe I’m writing about a young vintage of this reference-point white. Creamy, ample and inviting, the 2016 should drink well pretty much right out of the gate. These wines have a track record of aging for decades; I imagine the 2016 might have a slightly shorter life than other recent vintages, but not by much. The only thing missing is the delineation and explosive energy that, in the best vintages, makes the Blanc one of the world's most distinctive and pedigreed whites. Apr 2017, www.vinous.com

Score: 89-92/100Antonio Galloni
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pessac Leognan
Colour
White
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2019-2050
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pessac Leognan
Colour
White
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
13.5%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2019-2050
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