Chateau Haut Peyruguet White Bordeaux 2008
Origin: Bordeaux, France
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (50%), Semillon (25%), Muscadelle (25%)
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: January 2010
Purchase Price: $9.99
Our review: This wine is medium gold in color, with aromas of tropical fruit (pineapple and banana) with citrus floral notes. There's an initial burst of fruit flavors on the palate after which a mild, balancing acidity develops. The rather incongruous finish is a little too astringent.
Our rating: We think this Bordeaux blanc would make for a good dinner wine, pairing well with roasted poultry or grilled fish filets. We actually enjoyed our bottle with stir-fried chicken and rice. Despite a slightly disappointing finish, we rate it Above Average.
Taste profile from the winemaker: "(from the bottle label): Light straw color. Intense, complex nose of green limes, black currents, and box-tree, with a hint of musk. Very fruity and well-balanced palate, with flavors of black currants, and a dry, clean, fresh finish."
Winery website: None found. The bottle depicted is slightly different than the one reviewed.