Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ch. Rauzan Despagne White Bordeaux Reserve 2008

Ch. Rauzan Despagne White Bordeaux Reserve 2008
Origin: Bordeaux, France
Blend: Unknown; previous vintages have been a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon with a small amount of Muscadelle
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: January 2010
Purchase Price: $12.99

Our review: Light golden straw in color. Lightly scented, with aromas of peaches, herbs (mint?), and floral notes. Very pleasing on the palate with crisp citrus fruit flavors and minerals, with maybe just a hint of oakiness. The finish is lengthy.

Our rating: This is a nice, complex yet well-rounded Bordeaux blanc, which can confidently be served with a wide variety of cuisines. We think the wine is best enjoyed with a meal, as opposed to as an aperitif, and rate it Above Average, nearly Excellent.

No taste profile from the winemaker found.

Winery website: Despagne-Despagne Vin de Bordeaux.

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