Château du Retout

Le Retout Blanc Gros Manseng Blend

8.86 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
France
Mondeuse Blanche, Gros Manseng, Sauvignon Gris, Savagnin
Top Notes For
Byron C Mayes

This Vin de France (not Bordeaux, though by a fine Bordeaux producer) is a bright and deep gold in the glass. Nose is shy but yields dark peach and dried flowers. The medium-bodied palate echoes the nose adding grapefruit rind, fresh straw, and a sharp brûlée. Acidity is as firm as they come placing this squarely in the realm of Le Sud-Ouest. As such, it cries out for foods of the richer kind. Roasted poultry, cassoulet, firm white fish, cream sauces, soft to medium cheeses; all would be excellent pairs. Now through 2025.

This Vin de France (not Bordeaux, though by a fine Bordeaux producer) is a bright and deep gold in the glass. Nose is shy but yields dark peach and dried flowers. The medium-bodied palate echoes the nose adding grapefruit rind, fresh straw, and a sharp brûlée. Acidity is as firm as they come placing this squarely in the realm of Le Sud-Ouest. As such, it cries out for foods of the richer kind. Roasted poultry, cassoulet, firm white fish, cream sauces, soft to medium cheeses; all would be excellent pairs. Now through 2025.

Apr 26th, 2019
Dusty Lockhart

Imbalanced. Glad to find a higher percentage of Gros Manseng in a Rhone blend. Wish it had a smoother balance.

Imbalanced. Glad to find a higher percentage of Gros Manseng in a Rhone blend. Wish it had a smoother balance.

Sep 22nd, 2018
Joe Buser

Joe had this 5 months ago

Joe had this 5 months ago

Jan 23rd, 2019
Miladin Pavlicic

Miladin had this 9 months ago

Miladin had this 9 months ago

Oct 8th, 2018
Tetsu Irisawa

Tetsu had this a year ago

Tetsu had this a year ago

May 30th, 2018
Josh Ferguson

Josh had this a year ago

Josh had this a year ago

May 4th, 2018