Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
The 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc has certainly improved since I last tasted it. Here, served in magnum, it offered a gorgeous bouquet of vanilla, almond, crème brûlée and lemon curd that displayed far better delineation and freshness than it showed previously. The palate is well balanced with far better acidity than it has any right to be, given the merciless heat that season. While it does not exude the mineralité or tension of a very top Domaine de Chevalier Blanc, this is so sumptuous and sensual that you end up with a big grin plastered upon your face. Enjoy this wonderful white Bordeaux over the next 10 years. Tasted September 2016.