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1990 Domaine de Chevalier

By Chateau Domaine de Chevalier

1990 Domaine de Chevalier from Chateau Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux

In the pantheon of Bordeaux's remarkable vintages, the 1990 Domaine de Chevalier holds a venerable position. This Pessac-Léognan gem from Chateau Domaine de Chevalier captures the essence of its exceptional year. The year '90 stands out in Bordeaux lore; it was a vintage where nature's serendipity met with the vineyard's meticulous cultivation to create something akin to alchemy.

 

Distinctive Pedigree: The 1990 Triumph

The season leading to the harvest of 1990 saw an advantageous amalgamation of climatic conditions. Warm days and cool nights, with just enough rainfall at propitious moments, paved the way for an optimal ripeness of grapes. The skillful artistry of Chateau Domaine de Chevalier in vinification further elevated the raw potential of the vintage; resulting in a wine that is nuanced and layered, teeming with both power and elegance.

 

A Profound Experience: Tasting Notes on a Bygone Era

On savoring the 1990 Domaine de Chevalier, one is greeted with a bouquet of dark cherries and ripe blackcurrants, followed by an earthy undergrowth that speaks volumes of its terroir. The palate is endowed with a rich tapestry of flavours - cassis, tobacco and truffles all present in an exquisite dance. With ageing, these characteristics have harmonised beautifully to produce a texture that is silken yet robust, with a tannic backbone that ensures its longevity and stability as an investment grade wine.

The integration of oak is masterful, imparting a spicy complexity without overshadowing the intrinsic purity of fruit – the hallmark of Chateau Domaine de Chevalier’s winemaking philosophy.

Wine investors and connoisseurs appreciate the importance of provenance and condition in assessing any potential addition to their portfolio. Rest assured, the 1990 vintage from this illustrious château has been tended with the utmost care; it is impeccable in both constitution and standing.

 

A Characterful Addition to Any Connoisseur's Collection

To taste the 1990 Domaine de Chevalier is to partake in history – an artifact of Bordeaux's winemaking heritage etched into a consumable medium. Its charms are manifold - complex yet inviting sophistication for the palate - which are not lost on those who consider wine not only as an indulgence but also as a tangible asset. For aficionados contemplating a cerebral alliance with fine wines, this remarkable vintage manifests itself as one of unerring distinction and sound repute.

Current market price

HK$17,010.00

12x75cl

Highest score

90

POP score

178

Scores and tasting notes

90

The fully mature 1990 Domaine de Chevalier exhibits some sweet currant, loamy soil, roasted herb, and spice box notes in its surprisingly complex and noble, but evolved aromas. Medium-bodied with supple tannins as well as very good concentration, it should be consumed over the next 5-8 years. Release price: ($360.00/case)

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #183

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