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1989 Domaine de Chevalier

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1989 Domaine de Chevalier from Chateau Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

The storied tapestry of Bordeaux's wine heritage is indeed made richer with the individual threads of vintages like the 1989 Domaine de Chevalier from Chateau Domaine de Chevalier. Born from the gravelly soils of Pessac-Leognan, this vintage was nurtured under climatic conditions that beckoned the grapes to a splendid maturity.


An Oenophilic Odyssey

Travel back to 1989 and you'd discover a year that blessed winemakers of Bordeaux with an early bloom and sufficient warmth throughout the summer months, culminating in an auspicious harvest. This privilege bestowed upon the fruits an assemblage of robustness and delicacy – a rarity that wine investors recognise as a keystone for longevity and complexity.

The 1989 Domaine de Chevalier emanates aromas that dance between ripe blackcurrant, and a fusion of cigar box and truffle, an olfactory feast that speaks to its exquisite evolution. With each sip, there unfurls a sumptuous tapestry of flavours where dark fruits mingle with earthy undertones, and fine-grained tannins contribute to its majestic structure.

Embodied within its deep ruby allure are echoes of a harvest that saw Pessac-Leognan expressing itself through this wine with grace and vigour. This consummate expression of terroir, combined with judicious cellar ageing, reveals why the 1989 Domaine de Chevalier remains an object of adulation amongst collectors and connoisseurs alike.


Investment in Liquid Artistry

Nestled in one's cellar, the 1989 Domaine de Chevalier stands as both a bastion of vinous splendour and a tangible asset promising potential appreciation. Its steadfast performance in the marketplace is as dignified as its palate, making it not just a treasure trove of sensory delight but also an insightful investment for those with an astute eye on Bordeaux's liquid legacies.

In summary, the 1989 vintage from Chateau Domaine de Chevalier remains one of the luminaries of its era—a vintage characterised by its masterful balance and enduring depth. For both oenophiles and investors, securing this Pessac-Leognan emblem symbolises not only an acquisition of exemplary viticulture but also a wise diversification into tangible heritage assets.

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Served from ex-chateau magnum at Taillevent. A deep garnet core with a thin mahogany rim. The nose is more reticent than the '85 and indeed, the bottle poured at last year's vertical. Blackberry, black olive tapenade, redcurrant, leather, cedar and just that trait of mint developing with time in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied, well balanced with a sappy, slightly pinched entry at first but then broadening out on the middle. Red fruits to the fore and on this magnum this is almost a honeyed texture towards the finish, but still maintaining great balanced and verve. This is a great '89. Drink now-2020. Tasted September 2009.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jan 2010


A dark plum/garnet color is followed by a perfume of black fruits, smoke, herbs, Chinese black tea, and vanilla. Medium-bodied with moderate tannin, the 1989 is less evolved than its younger sibling, the 1990. The finish reveals dry, astringent tannin. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2014. Last tasted, 1/03.

Robert Parker Jr - Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition

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