2007 Domaine de Chevalier Rouge, Pessac-Léognan
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
One of the vintage's top successes, this blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot exhibits a juicy, black currant, forest floor, and soil-scented nose. Layered with brilliant precision, purity, and density, it is a medium to full-bodied, elegant, intensely flavored, soft, upfront blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It should drink well for 10-15 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright, full red-ruby. Nuanced, scented nose combines raspberry, currant, tobacco, leather, warm stones and a peppery nuance. Suave, juicy and complex, with harmonious acidity giving shape and freshness to the wine's concentrated plum, tobacco and mocha flavors. This subtly intense midweight finishes savory and minerally, with substantial but smooth tannins and lovely lingering perfume. A big success for the vintage, to enjoy over the next 15 years or so.
*Editors' Choice* A great success, with its concentration, solid tannins and black, bitter cherry fruit flavors. The wine has spice, licorice and some layers of wood. Certainly, this would be worth aging for 4–5 years.
Good concentration of blackberry and raspberry fruit. Medium-to-full body, velvety tannins and a medium finish. Very close to the 2006 in quality. (Web-2008)
Clyde Beffa: Great nose...earthy with perfect balance. I love this and so does Ralph. Great wine. At the UGC the wine had an elegant, toasty, perfumy nose. Sweet fruit entry and long finish. Some tannin evident at the back. Ralph: Elegant and delicious.