domaine de chevalier 1996

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85-89 / 100



Condition Good

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91 / 100
Jean-Marc Quarin
Jean-Marc Quarin

(04-1997) Dark red color. Good intensity. Purple. Nose of medium intensity. Fin. Fruity. Pepper note. Pepper touch when stirred. Costs. Soft attack, develops on a soft, very fruity, rather fatty structure, which evolves by melting on flavors of cherry chocolate. Coated finish and good persistence, a little warm and spicy, but also lively. Good persistence.

90 / 100
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate
Robert PARKER - The Wine Advocate

(07-2016) Tasted at the château, the 1996 Domaine de Chevalier certainly surpassed my expectations even though I would caution that I think Olivier Bernard has made better vintages since then. Deep in color, the nose is quite captivating with black fruit, brine and crushed stone. I like the strictness here -- very 1996 in style. The palate is medium-bodied with quite a svelte texture. The bead of acidity lends this tension although I found that finish surprisingly backward and just lacked that peacock's tail that would have warranted a higher score. Of course, there is a chance that this could come with time because it is undeniably very well balanced and pure. It just needs a bit more ... ambition. Tasted July 2016.

Vintage Wine 1996
Classification Graves - Cru Classé 
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac Leognan
Colour Red
Volume 0.75 l
Country France
Château Domaine De Chevalier
Country France
Château informations

Domaine De Chevalier

Domaine de Chevalier is a french estate that produce red wines and white wines. The vineyard has 37 ha for red wines and only 5ha for white wines. Domaine de Chevalier, red wines are Grand Cru Classe Graves.

The best vintages of Domaine de Chevalier are 1953, 1955, the vintage 1959wines of 1962, the vintage 1975, grands crus of 1985 or also the vintages of 2005 and 2009 wines.

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