Domaine de Chevalier 1975 - Grand Cru Classe Pessac-Leognan
The wine vocation of Domaine de Chevalier asserts itself in the second half of the 19th century, when it still bears his name Gascon, "Chivaley Domain". With the ambition of the then owner, John Ricard, production grows, quickly gaining public recognition. The field then gaining momentum in 1950, with the advice of Professor Peynaud bringing even higher degree of quality white wines. Since 1983, Olivier Bernard who is in charge, assisted by Professors Pascal Ribereau-Gayon and Denis Dubourdieu. "Man is only a ... revealing the terroir dominates everything", such is the philosophy of the owner blessed. However, the area of land is specifically known to be temperamental, both poor surface and rich subsoil, subject to the risk of frost because of its shape "bowl" but positively sunny thanks to a North-South exposure . so it takes particular pay attention to him to accept to reveal its exceptional character. The red wines (85% of production) to the character that some less developed Graves, are often very wooded. Their dress is dark, nose releases smoky and toasty notes. On the palate, they show their round and soft and tannins are soft and melted. A very high quality wine that deserves several years of aging.
|Bottle Size||0.75 L|
|Main grape||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Grapes||63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot 2% Cabernet Franc|
|When to drink||N/A|
An exceptional vintage for Bordeaux. Despite some severe thunderstorms during the months of August and September, the harvest was of very good quality grapes with great maturity. Rich, powerful and extremely tannic, the wine is very long-garde. Today there are significant disparities between raw, with one side closed and austere wines, on the other, rich and deep wine. Pomerol and to a lesser extent the Saint-Emilion, seem more harmonious than the wines of the Medoc. Note exceptional Graves, like Mission Haut-Brion and Haut-Brion. The latter rain was favorable to Sauternes. The wines are remarkable balance and finesse.