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WTN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier

by David M. Bueker » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:31 pm

2015 Domaine de Chevalier - France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (11/6/2019)
Traditionalists, cover your eyes. This is not for you. It’s not full modern, with gobs of oak, and over the top richness, but damn it’s sexy wine. The fruit is ripe and suave, tannins present, but holding back, and the finish is long, and complex. Young Bordeaux is not supposed to be this inviting, while also being this balanced. Delicious.
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Re: WTN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier

by Steve Edmunds » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:38 am

That property has always had a special place in my heart, and it's nice to hear they're still doing things in a way that brings pleasure.
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Re: WTN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:48 am

Big bucks up here.
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Re: WTN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier

by Tim York » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:14 am

The red or the white? Sounds more like the former. D de C once made one of the best Bordeaux dry whites.

Lots of 2015s on sale round here. Mostly I've held off because of lots of 20+ year olds to get through.
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Re: WTN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier

by David M. Bueker » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:12 am

The red. I do not enjoy Bordeaux Blanc.
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Re: WTN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier

by Patchen Markell » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:40 pm

I bought a half-case of this en primeur. I wish it weren't still in Chicago! Thanks for the note, though; I wouldn't necessarily have thought to open one young.
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Re: WTN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier

by David M. Bueker » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:22 pm

I only opened one because the uber traditionalists on Berserkers were previously bitching about the wine while never having tasted it. They are good at that.
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Re: WTN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier

by Dale Williams » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:12 pm

Wait, I have to taste it before bitching?
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Re: WTN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier

by ChaimShraga » Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:44 am

I guess chivalry isn't dead.
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Re: WTN: 2015 Domaine de Chevalier

by David M. Bueker » Sun Nov 17, 2019 2:08 pm

It’s pining for the fjords
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