2018 will surely be remembered at Domaine de Chevalier as one of the greatest vintages ever produced at the estate.
2018 was indeed a year of extreme climatic contrasts, with rainy months from January to early July, followed by 4 months of sun shining down the vines during the summer. The harvest took place under the best possible conditions, yielding exceptional grapes, which ripened early and displayed an ideal balance of power, concentration and freshness.
Produced from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), Merlot (30%) and Petit Verdot (5%), the Domaine de Chevalier red 2018 embodies the identity of an exceptional vintage from one of the finest terroirs of the Graves.
At the tasting, the Domaine de Chevalier red 2018 presents a beautifully dark colour, black at the core. The aromatic bouquet is beautifully polished and complex, exuding black and red fruits, followed by delicate spice, balsamic and empyreumatic notes. On the palate, the wine offers a generous and dense texture, along with delicious black and peppery fruit flavours. This wine displays a great power, balanced by a strong tension and great freshness, all while remaining quite delicate. Endowed with a great ageing potential, the Domaine de Chevalier red 2018 has all the qualities of an exceptional vintage that will mark the history of the property.
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