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Date Printed: 4/19/2014
L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2000
L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2000
(search item no. 100717)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 4/19/2014: $29.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The second wine of Domain Chevalier, the Esprit de Chevalier must must nevertheless be complex, balanced, well-structured and, above all, elegant enought 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.

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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.