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Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé de Graves  2004 - Lot of 1 Bottle

Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé de Graves 2004

One of the most famous Pessac-Léognan wines, with an incredibly velvety texture, great depth and full of complexity.

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Lot Description: Domaine de Chevalier Cru Classé de Graves 2004

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Bottle
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 very slightly marked label
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Type of cellar: Wine cabinet
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
  • Classification: Cru Classé de Graves
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Bernard
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Color: Red
  • Grape variety: 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Cabernet franc
  • Peak: Drink ideally by 2022
  • Service temperature (in °C): 16

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Environment friendly
  • Size (in ha): 30
  • Volume: 84000 bottles
  • Intensity : Silky
  • Dominant aroma : Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • The red wines (85% of production) are representative of their terroir and are very fine. They have a dark colour, and a bouquet that releases smoky, toasty notes. On the palate they are soft and rounded, with gentle, well-integrated tannins. A very high quality wine that should be kept for several years before drinking. After aging, this wine becomes copper-coloured and develop autumnal aromas.

    The Domaine de Chevalier only became a wine-producing property in the second half of the 19th century, and at the time still used its Gascon name of Domaine de Chivaley. Thanks to the ambitious owner, Jean Ricard, the quality of the production soon developed and gained public recognition. The property reached new heights in the 1950s on the basis of the advice of Professor Peynaud, who further improved the quality of the white wines. Oliver Bernard has managed the property since 1983, with the assistance of Professors Pascal Ribereau-Gayon and Denis Dubourdieu. Man's role is simply to reveal the terroir is the owner's guiding philosophy. However, the property's terroir is known for its capricious nature: poor at the surface with rich subsoil, at danger from frosts due to its basin-shape, but with plenty of sunshine thanks to a north-south orientation. And so special care is required if it is to reveal its exceptional character.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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Further information

Rating
90/100Wine Advocate (Parker/Martin)
90/100Wine Spectator
18/20 (2008)Bettane & Desseauve
16,5/20Jancis Robinson
17/20RVF
92/100J.-M. Quarin
  • Service temperature16°
  • Peak Drink ideally by 2022

Tasting notes - Extract
"The classic southern Graves version of elegance, the 2004 Domaine de Chevalier exhibits aromas of lead pencil shavings, sweet cherry and strawberry fruit, cedar, spice, and subtle smoke. Medium-bodied with outstanding purity, richness, and texture (...)"