Red

2006 L'Esprit de Chevalier

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Graves
  • > Pessac-Léognan
Drink between 2006 - 2013
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Community Tasting Notes 12

  • TashNYC wrote: (90 points)

    August 30, 2014 - A little thin and tart right out of the bottle. We splash decanted and left the rest of the bottle to decant for 30+ minutes. The wine was much improved, with notes of red and black fruit, leather, tar and gravel. Excellent with our roast heritage chicken with a spice rub of sea salt, pepper, sage, rosemary and thyme. Best with a 60+ minute decant and better in 2016 I think. Amazing QPR: we paid $5 / bottle as a case buy.

  • TashNYC wrote: (89 points)

    October 19, 2013 - Jen only. Wine was pretty good but a little closed, vs. prior tastings. Nose of red fruit and tapenade.
    Did last the 2nd day, stored overnight in the fridge (pumped). Good with roast chicken with herbs

  • yofog wrote: (87 points)

    May 21, 2013 - Very closed, with a fair amount of alcohol on the nose. A decent second wine in that it does have some similarities of profile to the grand vin, only with less definition and distinction. Probably would have been better a few years ago, or maybe a few years from now, as aeration didn't do much.

  • Biggsy wrote: (86 points)

    December 5, 2012 - Bright and blackcurranty on the nose with a nice graphite aroma. Felt a little tight on the palate, there is nice black fruits, cedar and a smokiness, but they all just feel a little restrained.

  • hcl-1 wrote: (87 points)

    October 15, 2011 - Medium tannins, dark fruit, tapenade, a little oak. Alltogether nice to drink, but quite strong in taste.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer L'Esprit de Chevalier
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 24 (24%)
  • In Cellars 39 (39%)
  • Consumed 38 (38%)

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