Domaine de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

$99.99

Perhaps the finest wine made at this estate in many years (no doubt due to the influence of wine consulting guru Stephane Derenoncourt), the 2005 is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot with tiny portions of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. A dark ruby/purple hue is followed by a classic Graves bouquet of charcoal, graphite, creosote, smoked herbs, sweet black cherries, and spice box. The wine is elegant on the attack, but fills out beautifully with a multilayered, rich mouthfeel, silky tannins, and a plush, opulent finish. This brilliant claret may turn out to be even better than my score suggests... Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

juicy tart blackberry w red fruits woven in ~ pencil shavings, graphite, tar, licorice, even a hint of truffle ~ this offers A LOT

juicy tart blackberry w red fruits woven in ~ pencil shavings, graphite, tar, licorice, even a hint of truffle ~ this offers A LOT

9.5

Patrice Conxicoeur

Classic Pessac L., near the top of the range and near its top form too. Very nice now. Better with more age? Maybe. But why wait?

Classic Pessac L., near the top of the range and near its top form too. Very nice now. Better with more age? Maybe. But why wait?

9.0

Jerry Nowicki

This wine needs to be decanted as it got better out of the bottle. Very good balance with complex flavors

This wine needs to be decanted as it got better out of the bottle. Very good balance with complex flavors

9.1

Patrick van Gool

Wow, rarely do we finish a bottle in one go anymore. This one was! Intensity, depth and fruit well balanced Some years of improvement left, 5+?

Wow, rarely do we finish a bottle in one go anymore. This one was! Intensity, depth and fruit well balanced Some years of improvement left, 5+?

9.5

Rajat Parr Delectable Pro

Founder Sandhi Wines & Domaine de la Côte, Evening Lands Vineyards, Seven Springs & Maison l'Oree

Completely agree

Completely agree

9.4