Domaine de Chevalier, Grand Cru Classé Pessac Léognan 2012, France
Tasting Note: A grand cru white from Pessac Léognan that shows the region’s ability to produce powerful white Bordeaux.
Medium-intensity gold in color this wine has an aromatic nose with secondary aromas of toast, clove and vanilla baking spice along with traces of green apple and lemon citrus.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied wine shows continued concentrated flavors of green apple, wrapped in smooth, ripe, high tannin and lemon citrus as though you’d drop of slice of slightly baked apple in a pile of chalk and tannin and endeavored the 3-second rule in your glass.
This Pessac Léognan white blend is substantial and meaty in texture.
While there is a concentration, the wine could benefit from more depth, and angular concentration of flavor that would bolster mid-palate complexity. Longer aging in the bottle recommended.
An impressive white Bordeaux.
Bottle Note: Sauvignon Blanc 76%, Semillon 24%.
Importer: Adventures in Wine, Daly City, California
Tasting Date: May 29, 2017