2011 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
Amazing nose of dried fruits from peaches to apples to mangos. Pink grapefruit too. Full and very powerful white with an incredible length and intensity. It's like a beautiful block of velvet in your mouth. It goes on for minutes. It becomes so mineraly and subtly fruity at the end. Turns just to honey. Wow.
A powerful wine that’s full of wood and ripe tropical-fruit flavors. It also has an intensely mineral structure that powers the wine right through to the concentrated finish.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright straw-green. Captivating grapefruit, white peach, lavender and lemon verbena aromas soar from the glass. Rich, dense and suave, with mouthfilling flavors of peach nectar, ripe orange and green fig. The finish is long and wonderfully mouthcoating, with persistent notes of rosemary and oregano; leaves the palate refreshingly clean with its zippy lemony zing. Great stuff.
Very high-toned today, with a whiff of talcum powder giving way to bright sweet pea and lime notes. The tightly wound finish lets herb and fleur de sel flecks peek out, but there's serious length in reserve.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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** Decadent, with fleshy fruit and spice. Creamy, very rich and long on the palate, but balanced by acidity. A stunning wine.