Red

2010 Domaine de Chevalier

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 114

  • StormyWeather wrote: 92 points

    October 24, 2020 - 2 hour decant. Red and dark berries. Lots of acidity. Spicy finish. Just at the very beginning of its drinking window. I would certainly wait awhile on this one.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • chatters wrote:

    August 9, 2020 - Coravin fun - Domaine de Chevalier rouge; 8/4/2020-8/12/2020 (My place, Kent Street): From Coravin. Medium plus intensity aromas initially offer an impression of density and power. it's concentrated with meaty elements, savoury dark fruits especially blackcurrant and spice with a tiny herbaceous underpin...it is quite monolithic with the Cabernet very much to the fore. And, in the mouth, the Cabernet is very obvious; blackcurrant with a herbaceous underpin, very slightly chalky textured medium plus intensity tannins with medium plus intensity acidity to keep things fresh though the wine still retains its density across the mid-palate. Young. Long. Lovely.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Cailles wrote: 86 points

    June 29, 2020 - Bordeaux 2010 - 10 Years - 61 Reds: Bordeaux 2010 after 10 years. 61 reds, mostly big names, tasted blind. Average score 92.1 and lower than the more open and charming 2009 vintage last year (93.4). A few observations: A) It’s not yet the harmonious, complex, classic, clean vintage. Especially the masculine appellations of the left bank need at least 5 more years to just open up, potentially longer to soften. B) Left bank trumps right bank thanks to less detectable alcohol, cleaner lines and the two best wines of the vintage (Mouton, Margaux). C) Pomerol shines bright with many strong wines which can all mask the high alcohol levels (best AOC slightly ahead of Pauillac). D) As in 2009, there are several right banks already past peak, incl. big names (Duffau Lagarosse, Ausone). All in all, 2010 is a very good vintage with pockets of greatness but today 2009 shows more open and hence complex. More information, top and worst 10 list, appellation rankings from five participants in the story link.

    TN: This might well have been a slightly off bottle or something went terribly wrong here. Still a bit muted and with hard edges but especially green, unripe tannins which make drinking this wine very unpleasant. Underneath there is some stuffing and the wine could develop into something nice, so let’s hope the tannins are not green (because you can hardly recovery from that).

    Decanting: Still quite young and a bit muted, hence a long decant (4+ hours) seems right.

    Group average: 89.0
    Group rank: number 57 out of 61 wines

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • sirpat007 wrote: 89 points

    June 21, 2020 - Grand Bordeaux 2010 ten years on tasting; 6/21/2020-6/22/2020 (Fribourg): Big Bordeaux 2010 2-day horizontal hosted by a private collector. My 3 main takeaways from the vintage were 1) more frequent perception of heat, 2) a slightly stronger left bank and a less consistent right bank, 3) while in general it is still too early to pop the 2010s, wine selection is key as some appear to be in decline already, especially on the right bank. The top wines were Mouton (99), Margaux (98) and VCC (98). The biggest positive surprise was Clos Manou (95). Biggest disappointment was Pape Clement (86). More details and complete tasting overview included in the tasting story.

    Tasting note:
    Red cherry and darker berries, otherwise closed and restrained, not showing much complexity. Was hoping for more from this. 10 years on the 2009 was both in a better shape and more accessible.

    2 people found this helpful Comments (5)
  • Tim Heaton Likes this wine:

    June 10, 2020 - Young, needs 3-5 more years before it's at the beginning of its preferred drinking window. Audozed 5 hours. With more air, a stream of minerals and soil consistently emerged. Med+ body, rich currants, some tobacco. More primary than secondary. Enjoyable, but clearly holding back. For its full potential highly recommended

    5 people found this helpful Comments (2)
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  • By John Gilman
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  • By Julia Harding, MW
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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2011, Issue #32, The 2010 Bordeaux Vintage: Very Ripe, Very Tannic and With Just A Few Great Successes

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2013 (link) 94 points

    (Domaine de Chevalier) Very dark ruby color; appealing, ripe black currant, ripe black fruit nose; tasty, elegant, plush, tart black currant, tart black fruit palate with sweet tannins; medium-plus finish 94+ points

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  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2011 (link) (17-18) points

    (Domaine de Chevalier (Pessac-Léognan)) Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 35%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 7%. A glossy, crimson rim, with a darker core than some wines. Creamy confit fruit on the nose here, showing cherry pie with a spicy, slightly peppery edge. A creamy entry here, the fruit very polished as the nose suggested, well buffed with buttery-creamy oak elements. Beautifully vibrant acidity here, the tannins firm and ripe but better covered by the texture of the wine than some others are. They come through only to dominate in the finish and length, which is considerable. It feels very comfortable and integrated in the mouth. Excellent effort.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • 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 000008659590, 087000352049, 088156018810, 3760115295650, 3760115296916, 3760115297760, 400001351116, 400004331511, 4000123381303, 714153156919

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  • In Cellars 5,860 (81%)
  • Consumed 641 (9%)

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