2000 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan
94 points Wine Enthusiast: "Huge, deep purple-black color, and aromas of rich, spicy fruit give a sense of great power to this superbly intense wine. Liquorice and rich tannins suggest complexity, while subtle acidity adds refinement." (6/1/2003) 92 points Wine Spectator: "Subtle and already delicious. This is a lovely DC. Loads of chocolate and berry character in this young red. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a medium-long finish. Best after 2007." (01/03) 91 points Robert Parker: "Abundant notes of sandy, loamy soil, forest floor, black currants, cherries, and unsmoked high-class cigar tobacco jump from the glass of this complex, perfumed Pessac-Leognan. Medium-bodied and lighter than many 2000s, it has resolved all of its tannin, and appears to have reached full maturity. This wine has such superb balance that I suspect it will last another 8-10 years." (06/10) K&L's notes - Oaky, black fruit aromas. Lots of toasty, vanilla oak and black fruit flavors. Excellent length on the palate.