Grand Bateau

Bordeaux Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

8.763 ratings
8.57 pro ratings
Bordeaux, France
Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Duck, Squash & Root Vegetables, Shellfish, Turkey, Mushrooms, Cream Sauces, Chicken, Goose, White Fish, Pork, Meaty & Oily Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cheddar & Gruyere
Top Notes For
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.1

This Sauv/Sem mix was a previous fave but I don't remember the oak I found here. Still nice enough but I prefer more crispness...

This Sauv/Sem mix was a previous fave but I don't remember the oak I found here. Still nice enough but I prefer more crispness...

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2014
Will Stanley

Fumy nose, with notes of elderflower and peach. Fresh on the palate with fairly volatile acidity and strong elements of sour citrus fruit (yuzu). Balanced, but lingering tartness on the finish.

Fumy nose, with notes of elderflower and peach. Fresh on the palate with fairly volatile acidity and strong elements of sour citrus fruit (yuzu). Balanced, but lingering tartness on the finish.

Apr 5th, 2016
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.0

Good acidity, but green and clumsy. Some minerality but not a whole lot of fruit.

Good acidity, but green and clumsy. Some minerality but not a whole lot of fruit.

Mar 10th, 2014
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.6

Lovely, little, affordable ($7) white Bordeaux. I'd say buy some but I the rest so guess you'll have to stop by...

Lovely, little, affordable ($7) white Bordeaux. I'd say buy some but I the rest so guess you'll have to stop by...

Sep 4th, 2013
Brendan Baker

Almost completely neutral when cold, a bit of lemon oil and white flowers while warming to room temp. No overt flaws, but just dilute and boring.

Almost completely neutral when cold, a bit of lemon oil and white flowers while warming to room temp. No overt flaws, but just dilute and boring.

Aug 18th, 2017
Irene Anderson

Love it, fresh, just enough crispness, exotic fruit with hint of vanilla, delicious!

Love it, fresh, just enough crispness, exotic fruit with hint of vanilla, delicious!

Apr 6th, 2017
Courtney Boepple

Honeysuckle, minerality, interesting scent, flat on the palette

Honeysuckle, minerality, interesting scent, flat on the palette

Mar 29th, 2017
Dr.Meandor

Tasted 08/09/2016

Exciting, vibrant, refreshing '4th wine' of well-known Bordeaux Cru Classé producer Chateau Beychevelle. 100% SB. Macerated cold. Aged in oak (25%) and SS (75%) for approx. 4 months.

Golden to brass, tending to gold.
Lush and creamy, yet zesty nose: mint, sea salt, melon, gooseberry, white currant, nectarine, lily. Smokey whiff.
Very round palate of light+ body & lively acidity. Green apple, pineapple, pomelo, gooseberry flavors.
Fresh and intense finish of green apples & gooseberry.
Would pair oraganically any seafood.

Tasted 08/09/2016

Exciting, vibrant, refreshing '4th wine' of well-known Bordeaux Cru Classé producer Chateau Beychevelle. 100% SB. Macerated cold. Aged in oak (25%) and SS (75%) for approx. 4 months.

Golden to brass, tending to gold.
Lush and creamy, yet zesty nose: mint, sea salt, melon, gooseberry, white currant, nectarine, lily. Smokey whiff.
Very round palate of light+ body & lively acidity. Green apple, pineapple, pomelo, gooseberry flavors.
Fresh and intense finish of green apples & gooseberry.
Would pair oraganically any seafood.

Sep 8th, 2016
Bill E
8.9

Well balanced, very refreshing and quafable. Good for sipping with cocktails and at $10, a good party wine.

Well balanced, very refreshing and quafable. Good for sipping with cocktails and at $10, a good party wine.

Jul 4th, 2016
Hiroe Shimane

薫りが豊潤でスッキリ。

薫りが豊潤でスッキリ。

Oct 23rd, 2015