Domaine de Chevalier 1999
Tasting Notes Domaine de Chevalier 1999
The Domaine de Chevalier has a more introverted, but no less compelling nose compared to the Haut-Bailly with wonderful definition and clarity. Bright red-berried fruits, coconut, raspberry leaf and orange zest with cedar coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied, beautiful tannins, lovely focus and breeding here. It has a Burgundy-like purity to it, oozes finesse on the finish. Superb. Drink now-2018. Tasted June 2009.
This is a classic, finesse-styled Graves. The 1999 Domaine de Chevalier reveals scorched earth, tobacco, and red currant aromas along with rich, elegant, savory flavors, sweet tannin, and better integrated oak than previous vintages have exhibited. Enjoy this medium-bodied effort during its first 10-12 years of life.