Posts Tagged ‘Domaine de Chevalier’

Reductive virtues: Domaine de Chevalier vertical 1970-2010

By Panos Kakaviatos in Merano, Italy  When friend and wine critic Ian d’Agata – also project manager for the prestigious Merano Wine Festival – asked me to co-moderate a comprehensive vertical of white vintages reaching back to 1970 from the celebrated Domaine de Chevalier, I was thrilled. Domaine de Chevalier owner Olivier Bernard – who […]


VINEXPO 2013 UPDATED: 15 vintage vertical of Haut Bailly, Harlan, Screaming Eagle, Roulot, Trimbach and more!

By Panos Kakaviatos in July 2013 More tasting note links soon to be activated… Tasting like James Bond with Bollinger and Ayala Champagnes / Update of tasting 2012s from barrel at Chateau Margaux and Palmer / Opening press dinner at Chateau Mouton Rothschild / Rainy but joyful “Tour de France” dinner tasting at Domaine de Chevalier with […]

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Domaine de Chevalier vertical spans three decades

Tasted blind, and oh what surprises! Wines all opened about one hour before the 10 am tasting on April 3, 2012 First 6 wines from the 1980s – the 1984 was nothing short of delicious, and totally unexpected! Wine 1. Looks like from the earlier 80s. Transparent. Lovely nose of earthy pine forest. Airiness. Attack […]


La Tour de France (of wine) at Domaine de Chevalier

One of the most enjoyable Vinexpo dinners was the 12th Tour de France organized by the genial Oliver Bernard and his wife Anne at Domaine de Chevalier. The loose and relaxing approach to the gathering – no assigned seats, guests had to serve themselves – made it, in part, so appealing. We started with outdoor appetizers […]


UPDATE: 16 vintages of Domaine de Chevalier in Washington D.C.

UPDATE: Coverage by The Washington Post, HERE,  thanks to Dave McIntyre… an article that was published in late March 2011, but I only discovered it yesterday. Thanks to Dave for the kind review and also for the link to the coverage. THE VIDEO – See text and photos below Dating back to at least the 17th […]