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Graves Blanc White Bordeaux Blend

9.0217 ratings
9.234 pro ratings
Graves, Bordeaux, France
Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscadelle
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Tasting Group. My 2nd, group 3rd. Melons, kiwi. Green notes. Hay

Tasting Group. My 2nd, group 3rd. Melons, kiwi. Green notes. Hay

Feb 25th, 2020
Bob McDonald

Tasted at least twice before as recently as August 2019. Previous notes apply. This was quite delicious with the small oak component adding perfectly balanced texture. Made for earlier consumption.

Tasted at least twice before as recently as August 2019. Previous notes apply. This was quite delicious with the small oak component adding perfectly balanced texture. Made for earlier consumption.

Dec 8th, 2019
Shengli Hu

Paired with Andalousie and Akosombo chocolates - dark chocolate ganache with lemon cream. The lemon favors in both reinforced each other in a surprisingly good way

Paired with Andalousie and Akosombo chocolates - dark chocolate ganache with lemon cream. The lemon favors in both reinforced each other in a surprisingly good way

Nov 8th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Colour of mid Lemon with green tinges. Aromas of mouldy Apple with dust and honey. My wife noted Geranium and cut grass (and generally loved the wine). Perfectly judged oak influence which doesn’t intrude. The next day after use of VacuVin different aromas of grapefruit and honeysuckle. Really must drink more White Bordeaux. Had another bottle 13 weeks later on 18th August 2019 with consistent notes. Slippery mouth feel. Minimal oak influence. Great wine with oysters.

Colour of mid Lemon with green tinges. Aromas of mouldy Apple with dust and honey. My wife noted Geranium and cut grass (and generally loved the wine). Perfectly judged oak influence which doesn’t intrude. The next day after use of VacuVin different aromas of grapefruit and honeysuckle. Really must drink more White Bordeaux. Had another bottle 13 weeks later on 18th August 2019 with consistent notes. Slippery mouth feel. Minimal oak influence. Great wine with oysters.

May 13th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Nose has warmed pear, wildflower honey, dried grapefruit peel and cold butter.

Palate has baked yellow apple & pear, fading citrus notes, sandstone-like minerality, under-ripe white peach and hint of dried apricots on the long finish.

This wine has improved markedly in two years since from our last bottle. As usual, it's the last bottle, but should anyone be holding 2010, no concerns for 4-6 more years. Solid bottle from a very solid vintage, just coming into it's prime, when in proper storage.

Paired tonight with some beautiful cuts of Halibut, perfectly cooked in sous vide. Accompanied by roasted broccoli, shallots and lemons, just stellar with this bottle.

Decanted ~2hrs.

Nose has warmed pear, wildflower honey, dried grapefruit peel and cold butter.

Palate has baked yellow apple & pear, fading citrus notes, sandstone-like minerality, under-ripe white peach and hint of dried apricots on the long finish.

This wine has improved markedly in two years since from our last bottle. As usual, it's the last bottle, but should anyone be holding 2010, no concerns for 4-6 more years. Solid bottle from a very solid vintage, just coming into it's prime, when in proper storage.

Paired tonight with some beautiful cuts of Halibut, perfectly cooked in sous vide. Accompanied by roasted broccoli, shallots and lemons, just stellar with this bottle.

Decanted ~2hrs.

Apr 20th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Clean, light golden, stone fruit aromas with citrus notes. On the palate ripe peaches, apricots and lemon citrus notes, Semillon giving tremendous body. Medium finish, god balance ending with creamy oaky character. Nice. Tasting Sample.

Clean, light golden, stone fruit aromas with citrus notes. On the palate ripe peaches, apricots and lemon citrus notes, Semillon giving tremendous body. Medium finish, god balance ending with creamy oaky character. Nice. Tasting Sample.

Mar 31st, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2012 - light yellow color, a very shy smell, I had expected more expression, a touch of lime, passionfruit. A very smooth taste with vannila, touch of citrus, seems an easy wine but has great refinement: yummie! Partnered it with sushi.

Vintage 2012 - light yellow color, a very shy smell, I had expected more expression, a touch of lime, passionfruit. A very smooth taste with vannila, touch of citrus, seems an easy wine but has great refinement: yummie! Partnered it with sushi.

Jan 13th, 2018
Shengli Hu

Honey, ginger, baked apple, lime, orange peel, creme brûlée, Meyer lemon, guava, vanilla, fresh tropical and tree fruits. Medium plus acidity and body.

Honey, ginger, baked apple, lime, orange peel, creme brûlée, Meyer lemon, guava, vanilla, fresh tropical and tree fruits. Medium plus acidity and body.

Jan 2nd, 2018
Seth Eli Barlow

Omg, Becky, look at that Graves. It’s so full and lush and after decanting for a while it gets so ROUND 🍑 Like whoa 😲So, so delicious. Ripe citrus and melon with notes of cream and curd. Like summer in the orchards with friends and pastry.

Omg, Becky, look at that Graves. It’s so full and lush and after decanting for a while it gets so ROUND 🍑 Like whoa 😲So, so delicious. Ripe citrus and melon with notes of cream and curd. Like summer in the orchards with friends and pastry.

Dec 12th, 2017
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

lemony biscuits and sea salt with buttery goodness.

lemony biscuits and sea salt with buttery goodness.

Feb 21st, 2016