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94pts, James Suckling
Wonderful, fragrant blackberry and cherry nose with a delicate touch of oak. Concentrated and elegant with a beautiful balance of finely etched dry tannins and very bright acidity. Long, crisp and minerally finish with a ton of energy. Second wine of Domaine de Chevalier. A blend of 45 per cent cabernet sauvignon, 45 per cent merlot and ten per cent petit verdot. Try in 2021.

92pts, Jeb Dunnuck
The second wine of the estate is the 2016 L'Esprit de Chevalier, one of the top second wines out there. Offering a deep ruby color as well as a classic Graves bouquet of mulled cherry and blackberry fruits, leafy herbs, tobacco, and loamy earth, it’s medium to full-bodied, textured, and loaded with character. Drink it over the coming decade or so.

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Bordeaux Blend
  • APPELLATION
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves
  • ALCOHOL
    13.00%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Probably one of the top “second wines” in all of Pessac-Leognan, perhaps even Bordeaux (!), Domaine de Chevalier’s L’Esprit is a stunning composition of Bordeaux perfection. No wonder it received 94pts from James Suckling who calls it, “wonderful…Concentrated and elegant with a beautiful balance.” At $55 it’s a steal, but at $30?! $30?! And the 2016 vintage? One that has received endless amounts of praise from wine critics, experts, and aficionados? Insert some expletives and just buy some immediately! Your fellow savvy Invino shoppers have probably ensured only a case is left by now!

This wine overdelivers in every possible way. It’s pure and lively with crisp acidity, nicely integrated tannins and tons of texture. Blackberries, cherries, minerality from those gravelly soils, herbs, sweet tobacco, and earth. It explodes in the glass and is just mesmerizingly delicious. Save a few for the cellar to be pleasantly surprised in a decade or so.

45% off for a stunning 94pt Bordeaux (who’s older brother received dual 97pt scores) just doesn’t happen every day. We can only do so much! There are but a few cases left (especially if you made it to the end of this email). Complimentary shipping on 4 bottles….$30, 94pts!

TASTING NOTES 

Pure and lively with crisp acidity, nicely integrated tannins and tons of texture. Notes of blackberries, cherries, minerality from the gravelly soils, herbs, sweet tobacco, and earth.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its ability to produce great wines even in unfashionable vintages thanks to its unique terroir and a draconian selection in the vineyard and the cellar.

In fact, this philosophy at times requires vineyard workers to carry out five waves of picking in order to pick only the ripest possible grapes.