2011 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Léognan (Pre-Arrival)
A white that is dense and structured with amazing honey and dried-fruit character. Mango, pineapple and papaya. Chalky undertones from the soil. Full and chewy with a beautiful depth of fruit and intensity. So much going on here. Phenomenal depth of fruit. Why drink grand cru Burgundy? Better in 2017.
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.