Domaine de Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2016
The 2016 Hayfork Field Select is our more concentrated cabernet made with 12% of the ever pretty Lewelling Ranch Petit Verdot and our very favorite block of Clone 6 Cabernet. Its velvety frame is enlivened with plenty of floral character, black currants, graphite, cedar and a notable finish. This wine embodies our every effort to make beautiful wine.
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
|Brand||Domaine de Chevalier|
Wine SpectatorThe core of fruit flavor here is sappy and dense, with lots of kirsch, raspberry pÃ¢te de fruit and plum reduction notes, yet this stays fresh and racy overall, with a bright iron spine, flashes of tea and tobacco and a long finish that shows a wonderful infusion of alder and tobacco flavors. Offers a lovely combination of prodigious fruit details, with a tug of earth. Best from 2024 through 2038. -JM
Wine EnthusiastThis elegant wine wears its firm tannic structure lightly. It is densely textured, just starting on its road to maturity. Black-plum and berry fruits give the wine its weight as much as the tannins. It will age well over many years. Drink from 2026.
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Domaine de Chevalier is a blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it rocks up with expressive warm plums, blueberry compote and cassis scents with suggestions of sandalwood, baking spices and potpourri. Medium-bodied and delicately styled yet with a rock-solid frame of grainy tannins, it sports restrained earth-laced fruit and a long finish.