White

2004 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 45

  • Papies wrote: (93 points)

    December 3, 2016 - 3 years since our last tasting of this wine ( Papies 93) and had 3 very consistent bottles along with 3 oxidised.
    Surprisingly the oak is still present after 12 years! We should have decanted but even without it this was a masterclass of a wine. Bright, fresh still, good ripe fruit, floral. Waxy on the palate, round and lush. Beautiful wine but a worrying issue as 3 of the bottles were oxidised.. 93

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  • Papies wrote: flawed

    December 3, 2016 - 3 of 6 opened on the day were oxidised. All 6 were stored in BBR from release. Thus bottle variation here.

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  • MV2007 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    November 18, 2016 - Followed EDUB7's recommendation below which yielded a much better wine than upon opening. This became a super alluring wine as it evolved over a couple hours in the glass.

    My only bottle bought at auction. Shame.

  • edub7 wrote: (96 points)

    July 21, 2016 - Owned this bottle for quite some time. Pale golden in color, at first fairly brioche on the nose, quite full bodied. First hour fairly shut, was not sure what to expect. Hour 2-3 now we're talking, just starts to open up and really becomes integrated, and some fresh fruit and acidity comes about as well. Very complex and long length. This is super. I would think it's still on the young side and could use more time in the cellar. Also, I would recommend decanting a few hours and then re-chilling back in the bottle etc This is very special in 2004. 96+

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  • dc8 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    June 21, 2016 - Nine of us had an evening of 9 different Old World wines and this along with a Sicilan white were the only two whites. Olivier Bernard (think he is still the owner) makes a terrific value red and white with the latter being pricier. I think it deserves to be because his white is an relatively more unique experience and the 04 is a solid example of it. Can be enjoyed now but it will probably be tasty for another 4-6 years at least.

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  • By Jancis Robinson
    5/13/2015 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/5/2005 (link)

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Winedoctor

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2006 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Domaine de Chevalier Blanc Pessac-Léognan) As with last years sample of the 2003 this is quite closed, showing little more than a faint crispness. The palate clearly shows that this is built for the cellar; balanced, elegantly textured, sappy but reserved, vaguely nettly through the midpalate but rounding out with a flourish of flavour on the finish. Potentially very good indeed.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • Type White
  • Producer Domaine de Chevalier
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation Blanc
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 463 (61%)
  • Consumed 299 (39%)

Food Pairing

Asparagus Risotto, Chicken, Creamy cheeses, Fish, Fish pie, Goat cheeses, Ingredients: basil/lime/avocado/garlic, Pasta & prawns, Pasta with basil pesto, Poached salmon

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