2000 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, Pessac-Leognan

SKU #1030197

95 points Wine Spectator: "This is a blockbuster. It's full of superripe apple, lemon and fresh peach character. Yet very reserved. Full-bodied, with super structure and a long, long finish. Like grand cru Burgundy. Fantastic. Best after 2006. 1,500 cases made." (07/03) 90 points Robert Parker: "One of the best dry whites of the vintage, the 2000 offers up notes of lanolin, citrus, grapefruit, smoke, and minerals with notions of toasty wood in the background. This medium to full-bodied, deep, concentrated, pure, intense effort is a success for the vintage. It should hit its peak in 5-6 years and last for two decades." (04/03)


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France

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Sub-Region:

Bordeaux

Specific Appellation:

Pessac-Leognan/Graves

- Graves is the large red and white wine region located to the southeast of the city of Bordeaux along the Garonne River. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the red wines from the area, while the whites are mixtures of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The most important area within the Graves is the village of Pessac-Leognan. Most of the great chateaux, including Haut Brion, a premier cru and the only wine outside of the Medoc to be included in the 1855 Classification, are located in this small appellation. Graves derives its name from the rocky, stony terrain of the region. Many people believe that the stony soil radiates the day's heat at night and thus makes the grapes ripen earlier than the other regions in Bordeaux.