Domaine de Chevalier

2010 - Huon Hooke - 97 pts (tasted March 2016)
Another great bottle of this very consistent wine. Superbly ripe, rich, balanced and fleshy; delicious fruit and extract. A superior, even magical, wine. Drink 2016 to 2046.
2010 - Huon Hooke - 97 pts (tasted May 2014)
Great flavour and concentration; not a blockbuster, but full-bodied, with smooth texture, supple tannins and great line. Essency cassis aromas and no leafiness. Remarkably approachable, not tannic nor closed. A sensational wine.
2010 - Huon Hooke - 95 pts (tasted March 2014)
An elegant tobaccoey, fragrant nose leads into a wine with very good flavour, soft tannins and great finesse. It's fruit-sweet in the middle and slightly more open-knit than most of the '10s in the tasting (which were mostly Medocs). It almost seems a little forward, but there's no doubt it has the tannin and structure to age long-term. Superb wine. Drink 2017 to 2040.