Robert Parker – 95
Deep garnet colored, the 2010 Domaine de Chevalier charges out of the gate with bold expressions of cassis, warm blackberries and boysenberries plus touches of menthol, chocolate box and cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is finely crafted with bags of freshness and a finely grained texture, finishing long and with impressive energy.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2039
JancisRobinson.com – 15.5
Tasted blind. Very dark, bricky at the rim. Ripe and slightly exotic in its ripeness. Black olives, too. And a slightly stemmy/herbal character. Chewy, thick and rather chunky in texture. It has plenty of fruit there still but it’s a bit tough on the finish. (JH)
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2025