Domaine De Chevalier 1996

91 points

Graves, Bordeaux, France. 12%

Bold colour still. Complex aged aromas. Palate is firm and quite structured still. Brett levels are a bit obvious.

Nice gentle weight.  Very dry savoury wine.  Needs careful matching with food because any sweetness can overpower it,  also that brett is a tiny bit annoying.  Good with savoury salty food.

I feel that this should be consumed now.  While the colour and structure is still good it is losing fruit sweetness and a touch of vinegar is creeping in.


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