Domaine de Chevalier

Chateau Domaine de Chevalier rouge 2008

voluminös & kräftig
Cabernet Sauvignon 66%, Merlot 25%, Petit Verdot 9%
13,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2013–2039
Verpackt in: 12er OHK
Lobenberg: 94/100
Wine Enthusiast: 95/100
Decanter: 94/100
Parker: 93/100
Frankreich, Bordeaux, Pessac Leognan
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Chateau Domaine de Chevalier rouge 2008


Lobenberg: Burgunderrot. Leicht erdige Nase mit wenig Brombeere und Waldhimbeeren und auch Erdbeeren. Reife Kirschen kommen dann. Schön frischer Gaumen, feiner, fruchtiger Kern, dann etwas zu raues Tannin und spitze Säure, eine typische Eigenschaft des südlicheren Pessac Leognan in 2008. In der Summe sehr lecker. 94+/100


Wine Enthusiast über: Chateau Domaine de Chevalier rouge

-- Wine Enthusiast: A superb wine. Oily textured, very rich, its fruit ripe. Pear, honey and yellow fruits are allid with taut acidity and light hints of wood. Likely to age over many years. 95/100


Decanter über: Chateau Domaine de Chevalier rouge

-- Decanter: Surprisingly shy on the nose, even at ten years of age - this can bed itself down for a few more years before really starting to open for business. Cabernet fruit dominates, dark in profile with layers of fine tannins, chewier and more classically-styled than some. It clearly shows why Chevalier can still go full-throttle in its third and fourth decades. Again, the slight lack of persistency tells you that this was not the hottest vintage, but it is full of classic menthol, cassis and charred oak, those tannins bouncing up to the finish. 94/100


Parker über: Chateau Domaine de Chevalier rouge

-- Parker: One of the fabulous sleepers of the vintage and a wine for serious Bordeaux afficionados to consider buying, the 2008 is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 9% Petit Verdot that achieved 13.5% natural alcohol. Surprisingly backward for a 2008, it is medium to full-bodied with moderate tannins, lots of purity and abundant charcoal, black currant and floral notes. The sweetness of the fruit, depth of flavor and textured, lush mouthfeel in this medium to full-bodied, ageworthy 2008 are impressive. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades. I would not be surprised if it turns out to be as impressive as the 2010. 93/100

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