Red

2007 Domaine de Chevalier

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 81

  • shallIshantI Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 7, 2019 - We opened 2 bottles to go with a cote de boeuf. A Rodney Strong Californian cabernet sauvignon varietal, and this one - left bank cabernet sauvignon dominant. Both were superb. Both full of luscious fruit and went very well with the beef. There was distinct stronger vanilla on the nose with the French one, even though the Californian was also 'framed int eh finest oak barrels'. The Domaine de Chevalier was clearly finer and more polished on the nose, palate and aftertaste (both round, smooth, pleasant medium to long length). Not a fair direct comparison as the French was £10 dearer even though 2007 was not an outstanding year, but the difference did stand out.

  • Smahlatz Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 31, 2019 - Deep colour, savoury nose with some leather, coffee, kirsch. Palate is balanced, a waft of raspberry. Finish is moderate. Well made wine but lacks depth. Fading a little? Tertiary aromas are developing. May see some benefit from further aging.

  • BSA Likes this wine: 92 points

    October 14, 2018 - 2 consistent bottles. Potpourri of primary, secondary and emerging tertiary aromas. Leather, tobacco, graphite and slight sous bois. Less developed in the mouth but inviting dark fruits, and lovely balance and smooth. Good lenght. Drank best a bit chilled. Great pairing with cote de boeuf and lamb racks from the grill. More upside here.

  • baxter67 wrote: 91 points

    September 16, 2018 - Opened and right away thought WOW! Then I realised I had opened an 09 by mistake... Following day opened the right bottle. Not decanted, just left for 10 minutes or so in glass. This is a great wine for drinking now while waiting for the longer maturing vintages. It has the typical Chevalier elegance, balance and cigar box notes. Good definition and focus, integrated tannins, medium bodied. A top 2007.

  • wkphang wrote: 88 points

    August 16, 2018 - Pop and pour, nice zone now with same characteristics as most 2007, slightly muted fruits and most traits of bdx.
    Easy drinking, not one of those "wines for heroes"

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  • By Jane Anson
    Domaine de Chevalier vertical, 4/3/2018 (link)

    (Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Léognan, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Julia Harding MW
    2/9/2017 (link)

    (Dom de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • 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

    (Domaine de Chevalier) Subscribe to see review text.

JancisRobinson.com

  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/13/2015 (link)

    (Dom de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Ian D'Agata
    February 2013 (link)

    (Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Leognan) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/9/2011 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    July/August 2010, IWC Issue #151 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Jan/Feb 2010, Issue #25, The 2007 Bordeaux Vintage- Middleweight Reds and Dry Whites, But Absolutely Brilliant and Hauntingly Refined Sauternes

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    10/20/2009 (link)

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The World of Fine Wine

  • June 2008, Issue #20 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/21/2008 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2011 (link) 16 points

    (Domaine de Chevalier (Pessac-Léognan)) Quite an exotic sense to the nose here, enticing, certainly some oak-related elements influencing this impression, it being a little toasty and charcoaly. But underneath the oak there are promising fruit elements, red fruits with earthy, undergrowthy, savoury edges too. It is quite soft on entry, gently polished, remaining really quite accessible into the midpalate. There is a spicy structure coming in too though, although it remains soft and slightly shapeless. There is a lot of acidity as we might expect, and this turns up a notch on the finish, which is bright and crunchy. Overall, a promising wine in the context of the vintage.

  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2009 (link) 16+ points

    (Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan) This wine has immediate appeal on the nose, with a sweet depth of black cherry fruit, with smoky charcoal and nutty oak on the side. Cool, stylish and quite refreshing on the palate, with some substance, the barest touch of light cream. The tannins are ripe, and there is some substance to them. Overall, for the vintage this has a fleshy, impressive quality. Good effort.

  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2008 (link) (15-16+) points

    (Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan) Two samples assessed on different days. The first seemed inexpressive, but the second had more apparent, charcoaly fruit. Fresh, elegant style on the palate, ripe tannins, complete and nicely balanced. Not a heavily stuffed wine, but there is sufficient texture. A good effort here.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • 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 3760115293533, 3760115295650, 3760115297760, 400000993416

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 85 (5%)
  • In Cellars 1,151 (64%)
  • Consumed 555 (31%)

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as I suspected, Lamb, Salmon worked well tonight

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