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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac Leognan 1999
L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac Leognan 1999
(search item no. 100732)

PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby tint, with aromas of red and black fruits and a hint of anise. Lushly concentrated, and structured to drink well for years to come.
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About L'Esprit de Chevalier :

Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its ability to produce great wines even in unfashionable vintages thanks to its unique terroir and draconian selection in the vineyard and the cellar. In fact, this philosophy at times requires vineyard workers to carry out 5 waves of picking in order to pick only the ripest possible grapes. Furthermore, as of 1986, the planting of young vines led to the creation of both a red and white second wine called Esprit de Chevalier. This includes vats that do not have quite the structure and focus of the grand vin as well as the wine made from young vines. Vats that go into red Esprit de Chevalier must nevertheless be complex, well-balanced, well-structured and, above all elegant enough to be in keeping with Chevalier’s image. Esprit de Chevalier is a charming red wine with many of the same qualities as the grand vin and the added advantage that it can be enjoyed earlier. As for the dry white Esprit de Chevalier, this barrel-aged second wine is rich, lively, and complex with very pure aromas. Esprit de Chevalier blanc is a fruity, classy wine but more open than the grand vin and therefore a treat to drink young.