2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (Pessac)

75% Sauvignon/25% Semillon. 13.5% Alcohol. Impressively intense this vintage, with fascinating aromatics of curryleaf and chamomile, mint and lemon. One of those off-the-wall bouquets that are a little hard to get to grips with at first; if anything it reminds me of a fine white Hermitage. Concentrated, focussed and forceful with a bold attack, a grippy, waxy mid-palate, then a rush of energy on the finish. Persistent and memorable, a brilliant, high-energy Chevalier Blanc. (NT 12/05/21)
Origin
Pessac-Leognan, Graves, Bordeaux FRANCE
Colour
white
Wine Style
dry
Dominant Grape
Sauvignon Blanc
Closure Style
cork
Maturity
young
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Quantity
6
Wine Score
94-96 points, William Kelley, robertparker.com, April 2022
95-97 points, Neal Martin, vinous.com, April 2022
95-97 points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, April 2022
95 points, Jane Anson, janeanson.com, April 2022
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2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (Pessac)

Media Reviews

William Kelley

The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is shaping up brilliantly, bursting with aromas of citrus oil, gooseberries, crisp stone fruit, white flowers and pastry cream. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and layered, it`s a concentrated, textural wine that displays terrific cut and tension, allying racy acidity with chalky, structuring dry extract. 94-96 points

Neal Martin

The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, picked September 13–23 at 40hL/ha, has a captivating, complex bouquet of yellow flowers, white peach, wet limestone and just a faint hint of elderflower in the background. The taut palate is well-balanced with a superb line of acidity. Conveying tangible energy from start to finish, this builds in the mouth toward a persistent finish that fans out gloriously. One of the best Domaine de Chevalier whites that I have tasted in 20-plus years. 95-97 points

Antonio Galloni

The 2021 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc dazzles from start to finish. Bright, sculpted and sizzling with saline-infused vibrancy, the Blanc offers a beguiling mix of citrus, floral and mineral notes, delivering tremendous flavor intensity with no excess weight at all. There is a feeling of airiness and precision here that is simply mind-blowing. Readers will find a Blanc of tremendous pedigree that evokes the great vintages at this property. There was some variation in samples, but barrel samples are especially finicky at this stage, especially whites. This is a tremendous showing. 95-97 points

Jane Anson

Impactful from the first moment, reinforcing the success they have had in both colours in the vintage. So much flavour and texture, with lemongrass, gunsmoke, orange peel, pineapple, mango, slate, apricot pit, offering grip and length. Tasted several times and it always delivered juice, control and excitement. One of the wines of the vintage. 95 points

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