2016 Chateau Domaine de Chevalier L' Esprit de Chevalier Blanc

Year: 2016
Appellation: Pessac-Leognan
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 90
James Suckling: 91-92
Jeb Dunnuck: 92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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If you're looking for a top quality white Bordeaux in that sweet-spot price range, look no further than this hard-to-find 2nd label from the great Domaine de Chevalier.

"Fresh, with a racy honeysuckle and quinine frame around a core of lemon zest, white peach and star fruit notes. Stays crunchy and bright through the finish. Drink now through 2022. -JM" (WS)

"The 2016 L' Esprit de Chevalier Blanc features lemon meringue pie, lime cordial and orange blossoms scents with a touch of fennel seed. Medium-bodied, it fills the palate with mouthwatering citrusy layers, and a touch of savoriness comes through on the finish." (WA)

"The 2016 Esprit de Chevalier has a focused, Golden Delicious apple and apricot blossom bouquet. The harmonious, well-balanced palate offers good weight and lovely orange zest and quince notes toward the classy finish. Excellent." (VM)

"Layered and dense with lots of pear and sliced-apple character. Full and juicy. Second wine of DC." (JS)

"The second wine of Domaine de Chevalier is no slouch and is well worth seeking out. The 2016 L'Esprit de Chevalier Blanc offers vibrant notes of white peach and citrus pith as well as a medium-bodied, fresh, crisp style on the palate. It has terrific balance and is a beauty." (JD)