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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2004
Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2004
(search item no. 100733)
The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2010 James Suckling rating: 99 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 98 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The white Domaine de Chevalier, with the unusual feature of being remarkably well suited for cellaring, is recognised as one of the world's finest dry white wines.

The grapes are harvested with successive pickings through the vines. The juice is then slow pressed, with settlement and alcoholic fermentation in the barrel. The wine is aged on lees in the barrel with stirring for 18 months.

70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon

My Notes:

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About Domaine de Chevalier:

Domaine de Chevalier is located in a clearing in the middle of a forest that protects the vines from extremes of temprature. In fact Chevalier is a sort of secret garden, far from the limelight. This is something of a paradox for such an excellent wine, among the greatest in Bordeaux.

Only a great terroir can produce a great wine... I often start out with these words when speaking about Domaine de Chevalier. They convey our fundamental philosophy, not only with regard to viticulture, but also the spirit that pervades the estate and the men and women who work here. They improve their already considerable skills year after year on behalf of that which is most essential to a fine wine; in my opinion balance.

Olivier Bernard