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Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Leognan 2014


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Recently, expert reviewers have been revisiting the 2014 vintage in Bordeaux as we have now hit the 10-year mark since its release. Originally considered a mix bag, the 2014 vintage offers Bordeaux drinkers and collectors opportunities to find extremely good bottles as long as they know where they are looking.

James Suckling echoed the sentiment: “anyone who says that 2014s aren’t elegant needs to taste this beautifully balanced wine.”

The Vinous coverage, titled “Test of Endurance: Bordeaux 2014 Ten Years On” featured a number of standout wines, but nothing that could quite keep up with the quality and value of the Domaine de Chevalier. Neal Martin in his retrospective tasting wrote, “Pessac-Leognan was up and down with the usual suspects performing well, perhaps my personal favorite [was] Domaine de Chevalier.”
No kidding – this is a total beauty. It scored higher in 2014 than some of the biggest names in all of Bordeaux – Cheval Blanc, Ausone, Lafleur, Latour and Haut-Brion…amongst others!

The Cabernet Sauvignon dominant Left Bank beauty was a standout of the vintage and one of the Bernard Family’s better bottlings in the past decade. Wine Enthusiast came in the highest for this beautiful wine, giving it a coveted ‘Cellar Selection’ designation as well as a roaring 97-point score for a wine they deemed “complex with its mineral texture, its touch of pepper and its fine herbal acidity.”

Antonio Galloni of Vinous got in the fun with his own 96-point review, writing: “The 2014 Domaine de Chevalier is a total knockout. Precise, brilliant and finely sculpted, the 2014 possesses superb intensity.”

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97 Points (Cellar Selection), Wine Enthusiast
This is a structured wine with its tight acidity and concentrated white and citrus fruits. Produced from a small parcel on the Chevalier estate, it is complex with its mineral texture, its touch of pepper and its fine herbal acidity. It is a wine for long-term aging. Drink from 2023.

96 Points, Antonio Galloni – Vinous
“The 2014 Domaine de Chevalier is a total knockout. Precise, brilliant and finely sculpted, the 2014 possesses superb intensity. Freshly cut flowers, mint and sweet red berries, along with finessed but persistent tannins, give the wine its regal personality. The 2014 needs a number of yeras to shed some baby fat and develop the full breadth of its aromatics, but it is a fabulous wine by any measure. The 2014 is 65% Cab Sauv, 30% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot.”

94 Points, Decanter
Rich and silky in texture and great sense of controlled power on the attack. Love the balance here, they have extracted more than some, but with great control and this gives very promising hints of how it will develop over the next decade. The restraint that comes with the tannins is apparent, this is an excellent wine from a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% permit verdot, 13.5%abv.

94 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
A blend of 65 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 30 % Merlot and 5 % Petit Verdot, harvest quite late, the 2014 Domaine de Chevalier is more refined and understated than the 2015 yet still offers more opulence, texture, and mid-palate depth than most in the vintage. Revealing a deep ruby, opaque color and a gorgeous array of blackberries, black cherries, smoked earth, forest floor, and tobacco leaf, this beauty offers full-bodied richness, a layered, silky texture, perfect balance and a great finish. It has the class and balance to offer incredible pleasure today, yet will keep for another two decades.

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