Peter Maude Fine Wines
2021, Château La Louvière Blanc, PESSAC-LÉOGNAN Grand Vin de Bordeaux
$46 inc. GST
The 2021 La Louvière Blanc has a well-defined bouquet of apricot blossom, quince and crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with fine mineralité and lovely bitterness. Quite persistent in the mouth with a lingering finish. This is one of the best whites from La Louvière that I have encountered. 93-95 Neal Martin.
Gorgeous nose, so clean, fresh and alive. Well delivered on the palate with punch and presence. Yellow plum, pineapple, apricot and peach all combine on the palate giving a full mouthfeel but no excessive weight in the mouth. Sharp, bright, bold but also fun, this has excellent precision and drive from start to finish. A knockout La Louvière this year by winemaker Jacques Lurton and his team. Totally yummy and a real success. 94 Georgina Hindle, Decanter.
This has plenty of punch, with sculpted savoury fruits, enjoyable and balanced, white pear, great texture, plenty of mouthwatering acidity that reflects the character of the vintage but with grip and nuance. 93 Jane Anson.