TN: 2000 Domaine de Chevalier, Rouge, Pessac-Leognan

Decanted for 2 hours, this wine was wide open.

Quintessential Graves.

Smoke, earth, forest floor, tobacco, cedar and tight sweet-tart red berries and some plummy darks. Love the dusty, earthy mouthfeel with its wee bit of graininess. Excellent acids with a red citrus note. Tannins quite close to fully resolved. A medium weight wine of elegance.


(93 pts.)

Paired wonderfully with seared bison rare with a red wine reduction, glazed carrots and potato mash.

Serious question, What does Bison taste like?

This was bison tenderloin, which really was very similar to the tenderloin of a cow, just even leaner and slightly more chewy.

Excellent to hear. The semi-recent bottle I had of this seemed faded and dried out, which was surprising for a 2000. Guess just a bit of bottle variation. Hopefully the rest of mine are like your note.