Normally I would never describe a white wine as being chewy, but this wine is chewy. It’s got some lovely velvety tannins from the Semillon. And the Sauvignon Blanc give it sparkle. Meyer lemon and limes on the nose. Vanilla and hint of brown sugar on the front. The medium tannic structure adds an understated solidity to this wine. Grapefruit high notes on the top of the palate and on the finish, with a return of the vanilla as I swallow. This is the setting sun in the glass that Emily Dickinson wrote about.￼ — 10 days ago
15’ Château Pepe Clement. Should’ve decanted this for sometime. 15 needs a few more years in bottle. That being said… Petro soon opens up to this magnificent bottling. Orange blossom, pineapple, Honeysuckle. Zesty acidity. All spring out of the glass. — 3 days ago
2018 vintage. Intriguingly the back label states 75% Sauvignon doré (never heard of that so will have to do some research) and 25% Sauvignon Gris. Vinified and aged in wood (with 25% new barriques). Aromatic, with bright fruit and perfectly integrated oak. Great value at 9,5 euros. — 13 days ago
2014 vintage. The website being very vague, the information is coming from other sources. A Sémillon (60%) and Sauvignon Blanc (40%) blend from selected parcels vinified completely in wood. Note that this estate produces more white than red, with 25 hectares out of 40 planted with white grapes. Brilliant light golden yellow. Exotic fruits and white peach with a toasted hint. Lightweight in alcohol (abv. 12,5%) but intense flavour of ripe pineapple and peach with crisp acidity and good length. Not particularly complex but attractive and probably at its peak. — 2 days ago
Blend mostly Sauv Blanc (90%) with 10% Semillon, aged 50% new oak. Pale lemon with aromas of stone and tropical fruits, citrus and blossom with spicy notes. Palate flavors of peach, apple and grapefruit citrus with honeysuckle and pepper spice. Medium+ length, balanced acidity, ending with a fruit and mineral spice character. Very good! Will age well! — 4 days ago
A blend of 50% Semillon, 45% Sauvignon blanc and 5% Sauvignon Gris, aged in 50% new oak with lees stirring for 9 months Pale lemon with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with citrus and floral notes. On the palate flavors of apricot, apple and white peach with lemon rind and toasty nutty notes. Long finish ending crisp with fruit, oak and spicy notes. Should have good short term aging. — 16 days ago
2019 vintage. Hard to find information about this wine. Apparently a small 5 hectares estate. I suspect this is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. In any case it is terrific value. Attractive nose with pineapple, white peach, grapefruit and flowers. Low in alcohol (abv. 12,5 %), but good concentration of bright white fruit, fresh acidity and a long finish. Highly recommended. — 7 days ago
Complex & layered with honeyed stone fruit, nutmeg & almonds, candied lemon peel and pinch of exotic spice.
Elegant, layered, elegant and barely sweet on the palate. This is actually beautiful. Honeyed fruit, butter crusted dough, candied citrus peel.
Complex, layered, elegant, with a brilliant long finish.
This will convert anyone to naturally sweet wine! — 11 days ago