Domaine de Chevalier 2003
Tasting Notes Domaine de Chevalier 2003
I am loving the nose of white peaches, plums, and milk chocolate. So yummy. Full and juicy, with velvety tannins and a lovely freshness. Really charming, friendly, and enjoyable, but will still improve with age. Pull the cork after 2013.
Right Bank consultant Stephane Derenoncourt was brought in as the lead consultant at this noble estate in Pessac-Leognan. As a result, the tannins are sweeter, the oak is more subtle and better integrated, and the wine is more textured and complex. An evolved, complex bouquet of black currants, forest floor, smoked herbs, and sweet cherries as well as currants emerges from the 2003. It displays supple tannin, medium to full body, beautiful purity, and a classic, elegant finish. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2019.
Tasted at Bordeaux Index's '10-Year On' tasting in London. The Domaine de Chevalier 2003 has a muffled earthy bouquet with mulberry, scorched earth and a touch of leather. The palate is medium-bodied with juicy ripe tannins and plenty of blackberry and raspberry fruit. There is an agreeable sense of symmetry and certainly admirable freshness to Oliver Bernard's wine. It does fade towards the chewy finish with sage and bay leaf, but this is turning into a decent Pessac '03. Tasted March 2013.