Domaine De Chevalier Rouge 騎士酒莊紅葡萄酒 2016 1.5L
The Domaine de Chevalier located in Léognan, the Capital town of the Graves Region has a long history. It appears on the famous map of Pierre de Belleyme in 1783. In 1983 the estate was purchased by the Bernard Family, N° 1 in France on the spirits market and a major negociant of premium Bordeaux wines. It has been run ever since by Olivier Bernard who perpetuates that spirit of balance and the constant drive for perfection which have been the hallmark of this outstanding wine. The red Domaine de Chevalier, the flagship of the Pessac Léognan appellation belongs to the elite of the great classified growths of Bordeaux. The white Domaine de Chevalier is recognized as one of the world’s finest dry wines.
- Region/ Country: Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France
- Grape: 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
- Alcohol content: 13.5%
- Harvest: Hand-picked, into small crates. Grapes are carefully sorted in the vineyard as well as before and after destemming.
- Vinification: Three vat rooms, (stainless steel, tulip concrete and wooden vats), to optimize the plot selection, perfect the extraction and refining the “assemblage”.
Intense dark ruby purple color, black in the middle. Bright and clear. A sharp nose with a great freshness, offers a concentrated and energetic cocktail of red and black fruits in a balsamic atmosphere with a hint of pine forest. Peppery spices and fresh notes of venison are integrated. A mineral complexity joins this entire bouquet. The attack is generous with a soft texture, silky and fruity. The sensation of a dense tannic structure is immediate. The texture is tight but refined and supple. Great tannins coated with fruity pulp give both velvety and firm texture. Despite an accessible external appearance, this large-scale wine deserves time to develop his great potential. Great length, great format. Balance, freshness, grace, refinement, authenticity and concentration define it perfectly.
94+ points from The Wine Advocate, Robert Parker:
"The 2016 Domaine de Chevalier is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it rocks up with expressive warm plums, blueberry compote and cassis scents with suggestions of sandalwood, baking spices and potpourri. Medium-bodied and delicately styled yet with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins, it sports restrained earth-laced fruit and a long finish." - Reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown
97/100, Jeff Leve, The Wine Cellar Insider
"There is a depth of color and an even better depth of flavor. Smoke a Cohiba Behike in a fruit orchard and you get the idea of the perfume. On the palate, there are layers of elegant, silky textured fruits with sweetness, purity and richness. The finish keeps on going. The wine here is known for aging, so give it 12 years or more before opening a bottle and drink over the next 20-25 years, at least! There is no doubt, this is the finest vintage of Domaine de Chevalier Rouge ever produced, although the 2018 could be even better in the years to come! 97 Points"
騎士酒莊（Domaine de Chevalier）位於格拉夫地區首府雷奧良（Léognan），歷史悠久。它於 1783 年出現在著名的 Pierre de Belleyme 地圖上。1983 年，該莊園被法國烈酒市場排名第一、優質波爾多葡萄酒主要經銷商伯納德家族 (Bernard Family) 收購。從那時起，酒莊就由奧利維耶·伯納德 (Olivier Bernard) 經營，他始終秉承平衡精神和不斷追求完美的精神，這也是這款傑出葡萄酒的標誌。騎士莊園紅酒是佩薩克雷奧良產區的旗艦，屬於波爾多頂級分級酒莊的精英。騎士莊園白酒被公認為世界上最好的乾葡萄酒之一。