Domaine de Chevalier Pessac Leognan Blanc 2009
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
|Brand||Domaine de Chevalier|
Barrel sample. Generous, ripe wine, its fruit a great melange of sweetness, fresh crispness and layers of bright spice and lemon zest. Great balance.
This wine has closed down since I saw it prior to bottling. A blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon from one of the great estates in Pessac-Leognan, the wine has notes of white currants, melon, and flint/crushed rock with a delicate hit of orange and lemon zest. Give it another 4-5 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades.
Very fresh and bright, with a lovely racy edge from the start, showing mouthwatering quinine, white peach and Meyer lemon notes that all glide through the deftly toasty finish. Drink now through 2020. 2,000 cases made.