Red

2008 Domaine de Chevalier

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 71

  • EirikM wrote: (91 points)

    July 6, 2017 - Still a solid tannic grip, but there's some development on the nose, softer edges of blue and black fruit against gravel, warm herbs, and tobacco. Nicely balanced, fresh. Fairly supple and rounded on the finish. Not very concentrated, but in no way thin or lean. Great with food now, for drinking alone I'd prefer to leave it for another five to ten years.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • galewskj wrote: (92 points)

    May 11, 2017 - Happy Birthday Kevin! (Kevin and Vicki's House): Opened from a half bottle, at this moment, it is tannic to all hell. But there is a lot of complexity here. It really impressed me. My thoughts were that it was clearly too young but I was happy to drink it today. And I'm sure that people that can tolerate tannins would enjoy it even more. From this 1/2 bottle, my observation is that Chevalier is a producer that should not be ignored.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • rocknroller wrote: (91 points)

    May 10, 2017 - A Wednesday Wine Lunch with Some Oomph (Rocknroller's (Kevin & Vicki's Place)): Very dark red/purple color. One hour decant ,from 375ml; we drank a small glass over an hour after the '66 for a fun little then and now comparison. Yes, it is young, and more typical of Pessac, with almost sweet dark fruits - both black and some blue fruit, tar, scorched earth, pencil, savory mid palate and and firm tannins. Should get a bit better. 91+pts.

    5 people found this helpful Comment
  • Mattshank wrote: (91 points)

    May 10, 2017 - Kevin's (Rocknroller) Birthday Bash: Nose: Very youthful with dark cherries, earth, tar and ink. Palate: Spicy and dark fruited with some red fruits showing. Still quite primary but nice and lots of good upside potential with age. 91+ points.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • vancouvermatt Likes this wine: (93 points)

    March 28, 2017 - Good spot right now. Generous and ripe, well balanced fruit and acidity with black fruit, graphite, charcoal and mineral notes. Great floral nose. Decanted for 2 hours. In a great drinking window right now though still primary. Medium to full bodied. Lush and opulent for a 2008. 13.5%.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2015, Issue #58, Domaine de Chevalier: Great White Bordeaux and Once Upon A Time, Home To the Graves’ Most Elegant Red Wine

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    February 2013 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    7/4/2012 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
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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 Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2011, IWC Issue #157 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2011, Issue #31, Snapshot of the 2008 Bordeaux Vintage- Really a Lovely and Classically Proportioned Year

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/19/2010 (link)

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  • June 2009, Issue #24 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    5/9/2009 (link)

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    May/June 2009, IWC Issue #144 (link)

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  • Issue #38 (link)

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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
  • UPC Codes 087000352049, 3760115296244, 3760115296916, 400001351116, 714153156919

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 753 (15%)
  • In Cellars 3,601 (74%)
  • Consumed 506 (10%)

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Community Recommendations

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

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