(64% semillon, 34% sauvignon blanc and 2% muscadet): Pale, bright gold. Captivating, sauvignon-dominated aromas of juniper berry, oyster shell and honeysuckle, plus a light fusel quality. Very ripe and honeyed; in fact, almost chardonnay-like in its richness and texture. But still quite primary today, combining the phenolic qualities of semillon with the acid zest from the sauvignon blanc. Finishes broad, lush and very dry, with excellent subtle length. Morlet suggests pairing this wine with foie gras or sea urchin.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2012
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93
The 2010 Proportion Doree (Semillon/Sauvignon) is striking. It possesses more minerality, verve and backbone. Orange peel, tangerine, mint and sweet spices are some of the nuances that flow from this beautifully delineated white. This is a gorgeous white wine.