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Community Tasting Notes (88) Avg Score: 92.1 points

  • Bordal chez Albert (Chancy): Carafé. Grenat foncé brillant. Arômes encore bien dominés par l'élevage, vanille, fruits noirs, peu de traces de fumée.
    Grosse structure, tanins présents. Ne donne pas vraiment de plaisir.
    Note pour le potentiel.

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  • Medium bodied. Elegant. 13% alc. After 2 hours of air very nice with dinner. Good now, but will still improve over the next few years.

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  • Quite dark colourwith some maturity on the rim.

    On the nose I find oak, toffee, black currants, grass, cedar, leather, flowers, earth, pencilshaving... Great!!

    The wine is well balanced and still youthful.
    Black and red currants, toffee, oak, minerals, flowers, tobacco...
    Still very young and will develop for a long, long time.

    I like this wine a lot.

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  • Vibrant color and deep core, a wonderful and floral nose, reminds me of Chateau Margaux. Decanted and consumed over 1-3 hours. Much to my surprise, currently very generous and showing extremely well.
    Integrated with nice silky textures, yet somewhat primary, but subtle and classy. This '05 is really most excellent. An array of fresh red fruits, BBQ spices, a little toast, sea shells, and some cassis with plenty of energy. Rich with some power, yet plenty of finesse, and very well balanced. Good length, started to get even better after the 2 hour mark. Will have more potential with additional time in the cellar, but already highly enjoyable. This is a classic. Drink now or hold and follow over the next 10-15+ years.

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  • Deep ruby color, ruby to red rim, opaque center, not dark but deep. Nose is Cabernet, blue fruit, some licorice, floral notes, sweet fruit and cream, all clean and fresh. Palate is cab with a noticeable Merlot component, somewhat lighter in body than expected, and the fruit is both dryer and tarter than the nose would indicate. Plummy, perhaps anise, mineral and graphite. This wine feels like it is still on the approach to maturity, but it is very tasty and accessible today. The finish is long, balanced more toward the mineral and graphite side. After an hour so air, coffee notes are strong in the nose, with a hint of cocoa, while the palate retains plum along with more classic blackcurrant fruit. A classic, but not at the very top rank.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17.5-18+ points

    (Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan) A more reserved style, more dusty, but still ripe. Very pure, polished fruit. Elegant, raspberries and other red fruits. Rich though, a touch smoky too. Very full substance on entry, but pure and polished, very linear. Finely rounded and harmonious, with really fine-grained tannins and lovely, intense central fruit. Very complete. Impressive wine.

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008, (See more on 89 points

    (Domaine de Chevalier) Dark red violet color; black fruit and coffee nose; plush plum and berry palate; medium finish


  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18+ points

    (Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan) Exuberant fruit on the nose here, with a nutty edge. The palate follows on nicely from this unassuming start, with a layer of pure, rather crunchy, blackcurrant and cranberry fruit which is very well framed, very precise and complete. The fruit and texture cover very nicely the firm, tannic backbone and the grip of ripe tannins only becomes apparent at the end. This has lovely potential.

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