Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Beautiful and intense aromas of blackberry, lightly grilled meat and currant. Full-bodied, with loads of fruit and big, velvety tannins. Blockbuster. Best after 2012. 24,750 cases made.Author: James Suckling
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17Blackish crimson. With real lightness of touch on the nose. Sweeter and heavier than the regular bottling with heavier grippier tannins but not more fun.Author: Jancis Robinson
JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 93Lots of ripe and dark fruit with hints of almonds and dark chocolate on the nose. Full body with juicy fruit and a long, caressing finish. Lovely texture to this young wine. This hot year was excellent in the Northern Medoc. A special barrel selection from Sociando Mallet. Drink or hold.Author: James Suckling
White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 46 bottles owned
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