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2010 Domaine de Chevalier

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2010 Domaine de Chevalier from Chateau Domaine de Chevalier, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux

The splendid 2010 vintage from the esteemed Chateau Domaine de Chevalier represents a paradigm of fine wine investment potential. The Pessac-Léognan enclave, celebrated for its stellar vintages, affords an extraordinary canvas upon which 2010 Domaine de Chevalier manifests its profound character.


Refinement and Structure: A Vintage to Remember

In 2010, Bordeaux was blessed with a near-perfect climatic ballet - cool nights and warm days creating the ideal stage for crafting wines with both exquisite structure and vibrant acidity. The 2010 vintage at Chateau Domaine de Chevalier encapsulates this exquisite balance. The wine's assertive tannic backbone promises longevity, while its aromatic complexity is indicative of a masterfully executed vinification process.

The harvest of 2010 for Domaine de Chevalier yields a selection destined for the cellars of discerning collectors. This Pessac-Léognan gem unfurls in the glass with an aromatic promenade of dark cherries, earthy truffle, and wisps of sweet tobacco - a medley that immediately conveys sophistication and depth.


Vintage Distinction: Investment and Enjoyment Intersect

Equally impressive on the palate, the 2010 Domaine de Chevalier showcases vivacious dark fruit layered over a frame of silky tannins and infused with a complex mineral streak. It is a wine that adeptly straddles the duality of imposing structure and approachable fruit intensity - characteristics that make it not only a delight to savor but also a robust candidate for long-term investment.

As I reflect upon this marvellous expression of Bordeaux terroir, it's clear that the 2010 vintage from Chateau Domaine de Chevalier stands as a beacon among its peers. With an anticipated maturity plateau reaching far into future decades, investors and enthusiasts alike should take heed of this inimitable offering.

It is without hesitation that one can declare the communion of 2010's climatic gifts with the staunch dedication of Chateau Domaine de Chevalier as resulting in a wine of enduring excellence. It proudly sits as one of the quintessential choices for any comprehensive investment portfolio or cellar collection worthy of the name.

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Dark fruits such as raspberries and blueberries with subtle perfume on the nose. Full body, with super well-integrated tannins and a fresh and clean finish. Racy young wine. Shows classy structure and richness. Try in 2018.

James Suckling -, November 14th 2013


Tasted at the Union de Grand Cru and at the chateau. The Domaine de Chevalier has a well-defined bouquet that demands coaxing from the glass. It is a shy little thing, most likely due to bottling, but it unfurls in the glass to offer intense dark cherry, bilberry, cedar and melted tar. It is extremely well defined as if you could pick out the thread of  each scent one by one. The palate is medium-bodied with blackberry, tapenade and cedar. It is crisp and nicely focused on the finish, compact and tensile, certainly a Domaine de Chevalier that will require far more bottle age than the 2009. Excellent. Tasted November 2012.

Neal Martin - Wine Journal Mar 2013


This is one of my all-time favorite wines from Domaine de Chevalier, a silky, rather classic Pessac-Leognan with notes of scorched earth, tobacco leaf and black and red currants, but no hard edges. Fragrant, complex aromatics are followed by a savory, expansively flavored wine made from a final blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The wine hit 13.5% natural alcohol, which must certainly be among the highest they have ever achieved, even eclipsing the 2009. An opulent, precocious style of wine that seems much more developed, complex and delicious than I thought from barrel, this beauty can be drunk in 5-6 years or cellared for 20 or more.

Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #205

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