1999 Domaine de Chevalier

March 27, 2015

Type:Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Producer:Domaine de Chevalier
Region:France / Bordeaux / Graves / Pessac Leognan

Wonderful balance, layers and seriously silky tannins. Embodiment of grace and elegance. A definitive highlight of Graves and the entire Bordeaux at that. The only thing keeping it from creeping closer to 5*s is Haut-Brion. That being said, at this age I would probably prefer Domaine de Chevalier. Not as much depth and class, but it begins to open up at a younger age than Haut-Brion. Moreover, it costs roughly three times less for the comparable vintage. While this still doesn’t make it cheap, but it does make it a great price/quality option with a heavy lean on quality.