Red

2008 Domaine de Chevalier

Red Bordeaux Blend

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  • > Graves
  • > Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 48

  • Cote d'Or wrote:

    September 13, 2014 - Decanted, tasted over 4 hrs (from 375 mL)
    -opaque inky dark maroon
    -somewhat reticent but rich, ripe plum, cassis, violet, sweet vanillin lurking
    -med acidity, quite dense but tightly wound core not giving up much other than some earthy dark/black fruits, med tannins
    -a serious somewhat brooding wine with solid potential, needs at least 5+ years to unwind

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • phil the agony wrote: (89 points)

    July 22, 2014 - Sauce tomate,poivrons vert...cerise et chocolat.
    Un trippe de bouffe en une bouteille.
    Dans une période de dodo à mon avis ....
    Le palais commence à être plus fatigué aussi.
    À regouter dans 10-15 ans minimum.
    89 pts

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • dbkitc wrote: (92 points)

    May 12, 2014 - (at Petit Louis – Baltimore) Very good bottle that is drinking very well now. Deep garnet color with lovely mineral kissed cassis fruit. Silky texture that continues to a very good finish. Nice value. (92)

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Collector1855 wrote: (89 points)

    April 27, 2014 - Commanderie de Bordeaux tasting/dinner. Medium-light ruby with garnet rim. Nose of spices, oak and some red fruit and damp earth. Quite delicate and light but aromatically interesting. Quite far away from the great vintages.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • neilemc Likes this wine: (90 points)

    April 17, 2014 - Violets and tobacco leaf, ripe red fruit, spice, and licorice. Not quite as appealing on the palate: too acidic, thins mid-palate, and tannins are a bit sticky. Still it has ripe dark fruit, mocha, and plenty of peppery spice. Needs more time but I doubt if it has enough substance to develop into a great wine.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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  • By Ian D'Agata
    February 2013 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2011, Issue #34, Re-Visiting the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage: Is It Superior to Both 2009 and 2010?

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/21/2011 (link) 91 points

    (Domaine de Chevalier) Opaque red violet color; intriguing, tart black fruit graphite, sweet oak nose; tight, tart black fruit, plum palate; medium-plus finish (60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2010 (link) 17.5+ points

    (Domaine de Chevalier (Pessac-Léognan)) A really appealing almost creamy layer of fruit here, very dark in character, smoky and plummy, with just a hint of welcome sweetness. Grippy, complex, concentrated and interesting, with a lovely quality of fruit on the palate, broad and very well-formed, overall a very convincing style. This is really attractive, grippy and slightly sooty, with a well-composed finish. An excellent effort which wipes the floor with many of the offerings from the Médoc.

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2009 (link) (17-18+) points

    (Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan) Sweet and smoky dark fruits, with a properly sweet sense to the fruit character. A textured palate, with good substance, and sweet plum and blackberry fruit. Balanced. A lovely ripe extract, good backbone, overall a fine and harmonious wine.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine 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 644 (17%)
  • In Cellars 3052 (78%)
  • Consumed 194 (5%)

Food Pairing

Bignè al prosciutto cotto, hjort, okse, rike kjøttretter, vilt

Who Likes This Wine

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