Domaine de Chevalier 2004
Tasting Notes Domaine de Chevalier 2004
This note was taken at the chateau and the bottle showed better than the one in London the previous week. The 2004 is very expressive on the nose, showing more vigour than the 2002 with pure blackberry, cedar and gravel aromas. Good definition. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, a nice level of dryness and austerity and good acidity. Very well balanced with a sense of symmetry and precision to it. Cedar and tobacco, a touch of burnt toast towards the very focused finish. This is a great 2004 from Domaine de Chevalier. Excellent. Drink 2014-2020+ Tasted September 2008.
Thankfully, this estate appears to have scaled down their use of new oak as the wood component is much more subtle than in previous vintages. The classic southern Graves version of elegance, the 2004 Domaine de Chevalier exhibits aromas of lead pencil shavings, sweet cherry and strawberry fruit, cedar, spice, and subtle smoke. Medium-bodied with outstanding purity, richness, and texture, this soft, round beauty is ideal for drinking over the next 15+ years.