Château Saint-Jean-Des-Graves 2008 Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc - 87-88pts
Availability: BCLDB stores. Private wine shops.
Date Tasted: May 3rd, 2010
Tasting Notes: White wines from Bordeaux rarely get the attention from casual wine enthusiasts that they should. Usually associating Bordeaux with giant reds, built to age, we forget that white Bordeaux wines aren't always sweet and can be bright and refreshing. That is certainly the case with this dry, Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc (50-50) blend from Graves.
Fresh aromas of green apples, minerals, grass, pears, grapefruit and honey on the nose continue through to the medium-bodied, well-balanced palate. Excellent acidity and mouth feel with a moderate-length finish. This is a bright and satisfying, good quality wine that tastes of Bordeaux. Drink now through 2014.
- Liam Carrier