The white wines from Domaine de Chevalier are always very difficult to find. They only produce about 2000 cases total between the Grand Vin and the Second label, l'Esprit de Chevalier. There are actually only about 800 cases produced of the Esprit.
We discovered the 2009 l'Esprit de Chevalier Blanc while tasting with a new supplier from Bordeaux in February. We tasted a large number of 2009 white Bordeaux while in Bordeaux in April last year, and many of them were very rich and concentrated, yet seemed to need a little time in the bottle to settle down. The 2009 l'Esprit displayed the amazing concentration of flavors that you expect from 2009, but the difference was that it also showed great balance on the finish with soft acidity.
The 2009 l'Esprit de Chevalier Blanc was produced from the same vineyards that yielded the Robert Parker 96-98 point Domaine de Chevalier Blanc. The l'Esprit has not been reviewed yet, but it’s a winner that drinks more like a $40 wine.
It is a blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon. $24.99 per bottle on sale with $1 per bottle shipping on six bottles and Free Shipping on a Case!
Jon Visser Wine Buyer 4 Stars-- Melon and peaches on the nose. Very rich and concentrated on the palate with ripe honeydew melon, white peach, lychee nut, some minerals, and good acidity. A very long and rich finish. It’s so good that it makes you wonder just how good the Grand Vin from Domaine de Chevalier must be.
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