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2008 Domaine De Chevalier

ITEM 8097475 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
bykim $66 $66
bejoh6 $65 $0
$65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8177656 2 $71 Apr 17, 2022
I8177656 7 $70 Apr 17, 2022
I8177655 2 $65 Apr 17, 2022
I8097475 1 $66 Jan 30, 2022
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RATINGS

93Robert M. Parker Jr.

One of the fabulous sleepers of the vintage & a wine for serious Bordeaux aficionados... lots of purity & abundant charcoal, black currant & floral notes... sweetness of the fruit, depth of flavor & textured, lush mouthfeel... impressive.

91Wine Spectator

Lilac, tar and cassis bush aromas are followed by a broad swath of mulled plum, black currant and maduro tobacco. The strong, mineral- and tar-filled spine drives through the finish, which picks up a smoldering edge.

PRODUCER

Domaine De Chevalier

Domaine de Chevalier is an 85-acre estate outside of Leognan, in France’s Bordeaux region. The estate dates to the 18th century and is today owned by Olivier Bernard. Though its overall production is relatively small at a total of about 200,000 bottles annually, it makes both red and white wines. Domaine de Chevalier is the flagship red wine and L’Esprit de Chevalier is the second red. Also produced are white wines of the same name. The whites are 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. The reds are 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot, with small amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Robert M. Parker Jr. has written that Domaine de Chevalier “is a true connoisseur’s wine. The production is tiny and the wines are among the most highly sought of Pessac-Leognan, but most important, the quality can be impeccably high.”

REGION

France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan

Pessac-Léognan was created in 1987 from the northern part of the left bank Graves appellation. Before then it was simply part of Graves, or sometimes it was called Haut-Graves. Unlike many other Bordeaux appellations, Pessac-Léognan is known for both red and dry white wines, although its reds are more famous. The appellation includes ten communes and the area’s most important châteaux, including Château Haut-Brion, the only non-Médoc estate included in the 1855 Bordeaux classification. There are 2,964 acres of vineyards in Pessac-Léognan and 16 classified growth estates. The main red grapes grown are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, along with a small amount of Cabernet Franc. White grapes grown are Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, with a little Muscadelle. Pessac-Léognan is considered to have the best terroir of the greater Graves region.