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About Domaine de Chevalier
Domaine de Chevalier was relatively late to arrive on the Bordeaux wine scene. In 1865, when Arnaud and Jean Ricard acquired this small property on the outskirts of the Lande pine forest, it was in disrepair. Today, the vineyard has more than doubled in size from its original 20 acres.
89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - February 2013
(a blend of 55% cabernet sauvignon, 35% merlot, 5% petit verdot and 5% cabernet franc; 3.55 pH; 13.5% alcohol): Deep ruby-red. Autumnal aromas of blackcurrant, faded violet and tobacco leaf are lifted by a peppery herbal quality. Juicy and light on its feet, with brisk acidity and a repeating peppery note giving precision and energy to the slightly austere flavors of dark berries, licorice, smoke and graphite. Finishes straightforward and moderately long, but with a lovely graceful quality. Clearly the product of a so-so year, this well-made wine can be enjoyed soon or held.