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    Product Details

    Sku 421222
    Country France
    Region Bordeaux
    Appellation Pessac Leognan
    Producer Domaine De Chevalier
    Type Red
    Vintage 2016
    Varietal Bordeaux Blend
    Volume 750ML

    Domaine de Chevalier Rouge 2016 (750ML)

    In Stock — Zachys NY


    Zachys Notes
    96 Points, Christopher Deas, Zachys Buying Team: "The little value gem has been on a roll since 2014, but it was the 2016 that literally stopped us in mid-conversation to stare down and reflect on what was going on the in the glass. In fact, in tasting more than 100+ wines at the UGC event in January, this was the WOTN for value. It is one of those wines where the nose alone is worth the price of admission - explosive red fruit, herbs, and minerality. There is a Burgundian sensibility to the wine with its purity of fruits, freshness, salinity, and mid-weight approachability. Expect to find nuances of black cherries, raspberries, wild blackberries, red licorice, wet stones, a slight tinge of tobacco and herbs. Awesome elegance with deceiving approachability. A must buy."
    Wine Advocate Notes
    94+ Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2016 Domaine de Chevalier is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it rocks up with expressive warm plums, blueberry compote and cassis scents with suggestions of sandalwood, baking spices and potpourri. Medium-bodied and delicately styled yet with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins, it sports restrained earth-laced fruit and a long finish." 11/18
    Antonio Galloni
    "93-96 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: ""The 2016 Domaine de Chevalier is a wine of total precision and class. Today, the flavors are remarkably primary, while the tannins, unusually, are totally buried by the fruit. It will be many years before the 2016 is ready to show all of its cards, but it is a brilliant wine in the making. Dark red cherry, blood orange, mint, white pepper and rose petal infuse the strikingly delineated, vibrant finish."" 4/17"
    James Suckling Notes
    97 Points, James Suckling: "Aromas of blackberries, red and dark plums, cedar and gravel, as well as red flowers and brown-leaf tea. It offers a very sleek and powerful array of ripe dark fruit and a very plush, focused and elegant bed of fresh, fine and powerful tannins. Plenty of aging potential, this is still quite tight. A blend of 55 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 35 per cent merlot, five per cent cabernet franc and five per cent petit verdot. Try from 2024." 2/19
    Wine Spectator Notes
    "93-96 Points, Wine Spectator: ""Intense raspberry and boysenberry fruit drives along, flecked with anise hints and scored with roasted apple wood details. A touch toothy on the finish, with a loamy note, but the fruit takes an encore, which is a great sign for the future."" 4/17"
    97 Points, Jeb Dunnuck, "As to the reds, the 2016 Domaine de Chevalier is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc that saw an extended maceration, malo in barrel, and 18 months in just 35% new French oak. This deep purple-hued beauty boasts a powerful bouquet of tobacco smoke, damp earth, gravelly, rocky minerality, wood smoke, and loads of dark fruits. Full-bodied, deep, concentrated yet incredibly elegant and seamless on the palate, it's a legendary Chevalier in the making. While I rated this as high as 99 points on one of the four separate occasions I was able to taste it, I'm being conservative with the score. it has some upfront charm but needs 4-5 years of cellaring and will keep for 3-4 decades." 2/19

    SKU# 421222



    #23 in WS Top 100 of 2019