We loved the barrel sample we tasted of 2020 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc this year, which seemed as layered and intense as any white Bordeaux we have tasted (including Haut-Brion Blanc). We agree with Galloni, who describes it as "one of the world's great wines, hands down (94-96 points)".
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|WHITE||2020||Domaine de Chevalier Blanc - Domaine de Chevalier||75cl||£795 per case of 12||Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
2020 / / 75cl
£795 per case of 12
Tasting Notes"The 2020 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc was cropped at 43hl/ha and will spend 18 months in barrel. It has a very composed bouquet of green apple, kiwi fruit, crushed rock and dried white flower aromas. There is nothing extravagant on the nose, but it is beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with a fine bead of acidity, displaying light honeyed notes on the entry mixed with chamomile and almond and hints of marzipan. Very harmonious from start to finish, this is a refined and classy Domaine de Chevalier Blanc. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com------"An excellent white with precision, flesh and confidence, sure to age well. A ton of white pear and some soft pepper spice keeps up the pace and lift from beginning to end, and the intensity continues to build after the wine has left the palate - a sure sign of something special happening. A yield of 43hl/ha. Tasted twice. Unusual for me to score the red and white Chevalier at the same level, but both are extremely successful in this vintage. Drinking Window 2022 - 2032. 95 points" Jane Anson, Decanter Magazine------"The 2020 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc is fabulous. Bright and airy in the glass, the 2020 bristles with energy. Lemon confit, crushed rocks, mint and white pepper all pulse with tons of vibrancy. This finely-cut, chiseled white is going to need a number of years to be at its best, but it is so impressive and so full of potential. Bright saline notes punctuate the dazzling finish. Time in the glass brings out the wine's texture and layers. The Blanc is one of the world's great wines, hands down. 94-96 points" Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com------"The 2020 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc bursts with notions of ripe yellow apples, juicy pears and lime blossoms, plus hints of blanched almonds, yuzu zest and wet pebbles. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers impactful apple and citrus flavors with a racy backbone and seductive oiliness to the texture, finishing long and minerally. 94-96 points" Lisa Perotti-Brown, RobertParker.com------"A dense, creamy DC white with lots of rich cooked-apple, mineral, cream and praline character. It’s full and very layered with chewy intensity and a long, bitter-lemon and almost honey finish. Pretty phenolic tension, too. 96-97 points" jamessuckling.com