Domaine de Chevalier 1996

 T.T.C.1 Bouteille (75cl)
Parker : 90 / 100
J. Robinson : 17,5 / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at the château, the 1996 Domaine de Chevalier certainly surpassed my expectations even though I would caution that I think Olivier Bernard has made better vintages since then. Deep in color, the nose is quite captivating with black fruit, brine and crushed stone. I like the strictness here -- very 1996 in style. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a svelte texture. The bead of acidity lends this tension although I found that finish surprisingly backward and just lacked that peacock's tail that would have warranted a higher score. Of course, there is a chance that this could come with time because it is undeniably very well balanced and pure. It just needs a bit more ... ambition. Tasted July 2016.
BordeauxPessac-Léognan
Alcool
12

Vin liquoreux
Non

Environnement
Agriculture Raisonnée

J. Robinson
17,5

R. Gabriel
17

Wine Spectator
86

Pays
France

Mention qualité
AOC

Encépagement
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc

Vignoble
Graves

Région
Bordeaux

Appellation
Pessac-Léognan

Couleur
Rouge

Producteur
Domaine de Chevalier

Classement
Cru classé

Parker
90

Allergènes
Contient des sulfites