Clos Floridene, Graves Blanc, 2010

This is the second white in a row out if my cellar that is intensely rich. Like the Collio Friulano recently, its richness is almost too much to drink any amount of. Lemon, lemon sweetness on the nose and rich sweet juicy apricot lemon salad to chew on, erm… I mean drink. 20140328-193845.jpg White Bordeaux is one of my favourite drinks, in my experience good examples, generally from Pessac-Leognan, have a creamy medium to full body and rounded, full beautiful peach flavours that makes them highly satisfying. They also have a quality rare in a white wine of generally being built to age. This has many of those qualities but the lemony sweetness gives it a surprising, unconventional skew.

It is lovely wine and I enjoyed drinking it with a delicious sea bass and chorizo dish, but for one who likes white Bordeaux to taste like the traditional classic white Bordeaux, I’m not sure I’m into this sweet lemony hint?

Actually, I am sure. It’s not for me. But it might easily be one for you…


The Good Wine Shop, Kew Village £25.50


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