L’Esprit de Chevalier Grand Vin de Graves Pessac-Leognan AOC (Domaine de Chevalier 2nd Wine)

A property dating back to the late 1600s, Domaine du Chevalier has been in the hands of the Bernard family since 1983. It continues today as a family-owned and –run estate, with Olivier and Anne Bernard now joined by their sons Adrien and Hugo. Under Olivier’s direction, the estate has grown from its original 45 acres of vineyard to 300 acres today.
L’Esprit de Chevalier is the estate’s second wine, since 1989, a blend of wine made from the estate’s younger vines with vats that don’t have quite the structure and focus demanded for the primary wine. This is, nonetheless, a complex, well-balanced, well-structured Bordeaux, elegant enough to be in keeping with Domaine de Chevalier’s image and that it can be appreciated more quickly than the Great Wine.

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VARIETALS
45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot

VINTAGE
2016

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 13%

APPEARANCE
Dense color, black in the middle.

NOSE
Fruity, intense and complex nose, with spicy and red and black fruit notes.

PALATE
Full and smooth on the palate, dense and elegant. Fine structure of ripe and supple tannins. Persistent fruity finish and superb freshness with very good balance.

AGEING
In 50% new oak barrels on the lees for 17 months with no fining.

PAIRING
Lamb and Pessac-Leognan wine is one of the most popular wine and food matching ideas. However, any grilled, braised or stewed course with beef, duck, pork, veal or game dish is perfect. Ideal with Comté cheese.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink 2020-2035.

RATINGS

94pts 

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90pts

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