Author: Jancis Robinson
Subtle maturation on the nose. Very lively and dancing with good core of fruit. Good for now but supported by exceptionally fine tannins. Delicate, dancing.
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Author: Robert Parker
While I have been critical of Domaine de Chevalier, because the wines have contained entirely too much aggressive oak for the amount of fruit, recent vintages reveal a more subtle touch with the wood. The 1996 has turned out beautifully from the bottle. It is an exceptionally elegant wine, with well-integrated oak, and tobacco-tinged, cherry and cassis fruit. It appears to be a return to the style of the seventies and early eighties. Lush, with excellent concentration, a beautiful texture, and a flattering, potentially complex aromatic profile, this medium-bodied wine should be at its finest between 2003-2016.
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/04/2013
Drink Dates: 2005-2018
Consistent notes. Full, med-dark, mature color; big nose of haberdashery, cedar, sandalwood, black fruit, and spicy,floral notes which follow through on the palate; med.-full, rich, moderately complex & velvety w/soft integrated tannins and no hard edges; elegant; good balance; long complex finish. A lovely Bordeaux that is drinking at its peak now.
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