Slow-ox'd 4 hours, decanted 3 hrs, tasted over 1 hr, Wilson School tasting -mostly opaque dark red minimal bricking -slightly jammy cassis yet earthy decent aromatics -med acidity and weight, mostly earthy soil elements with some plum and cassis, moderately tannic with OK length, no overt oakiness -decent classically styled if not overly distinctive
Dyp rubinrød. Himmelsk intensiv nese med solbær, plomme og sedertre og litt blyantspiss. Konsentrert, veldog mineralsk med blyantspiss og sedertre. Masse finkornede tanniner og flott struktur. Føles frisk. Fin mineralsk lengde med frukt i bakgrunnen. Ikke på topp enda, og tåler mange år til. (5+9+12+7+8)
The 1998 Domaine de Chevalier presents a lovely deep ruby colour and a fresh bouquet of cranberries, garden flowers, vanilla and shitaki mushrooms. It is an elegant, fully mature, medium to full bodied Graves, endowed with a soft and silky texture and perfectly integrated fruit and tannin. The flavours are intense and complex with layers of black currant, raspberry coulis and cherry tomatoes pleasing the palate and ending in a long velvety finish. To be enjoyed over the next 5 years.
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(Domaine de Chevalier) This was a great surprise. Great nose of scorched earth, weedy tobacco, red currants, dandelions and violets. Very pretty nose. Palate was deep and concentrated with great elegance. Great core of pretty red fruit. Tannins were big but ripe and everything was in beautiful balance. Very pure. The more I drink Pessac's I realize that it is the Chinon-lovers Bordeaux. Excellent wine.
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