Peter Maude Fine Wines

2018, Château Grand Village, BORDEAUX BLANC, (Ch. Lafleur)


Bordeaux blend: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon.

This has touches of reduction, which perhaps emphasises the serious nature to this white, with stone fruits combined with a well-drawn out tension through the palate and a sapidity through the finish. 91, Jane Anson, Decanter.

White wines have been grown at Grand Village since the 17th Century but gradually gave way to red. In the 1990s Sylvie and Jacques started replanting some of the vineyards with Sauvignon and Sémillon, knowing that the vineyards showed great potential to make a fresh, youthful style of white wine. Ten years later vine stock from Sancerre was added by Baptiste and Julie which added extra layers of richness and complexity.

Château Grand Village Blanc 2018 displays a complex floral nose and great harmony between tension and texture on the palate. The finish is very long and elegant - with an excellent capacity to age well.

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