White Bordeaux Blend Wines

White Bordeaux Blend Wines

White Bordeaux Wines

No matter which wine connoisseur you ask, Bordeaux will almost always take first or second place when it comes to respected, accomplished viticultural regions. Their culture is so perfectly tailored towards growing perfect, ripe, low-yield grapes and developing amazing blends, that it’s no wonder that they consistently stay on top of the fine wine market. Their white wines are highly sought after, to the point where you might have to wait a decade or so to get some of the most luxurious bottles. If you have the budget for them, however, they will lift you up to the heavens through sheer quality and complexity.

Generally speaking, you have two types of white Bordeaux blend in terms of flavor and texture. The first category consists of lighter, fruity, playful wines. They weave a tapestry of juicy, big flavors such as honey, grapefruit, lemon, citrus, or gooseberry, where each individual thread can entangle you and steal your attention from anything going on in the real world. The other category is typically more sought after, but harder to obtain. These are creamy, syrupy, rich wines that almost flow like freshly made, expensive honey, and tickle your tongue with their oily, bold texture. The combination of flavors can remind you of a warrior’s feast from tales of fantasy, with decadent baked apple and pear, lemon butter, ginger or caramelized grapefruit. There are very few wines out there that create this thick whirlpool of strong flavors, separating white Bordeaux blends above any sort of competitor.

A bottle or two of Pessac-Léognan white wine is a good place to start exploring glorious white Bordeaux. If you have the budget for it, try to sample both flavor and texture archetypes, to improve your collection and, more importantly, your perspective on what makes a truly great bottle of wine.
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  1. 2007 laville haut brion Bordeaux White
    2007 Laville Haut Brion
    96
    RP
    No written review provided | 96 RPA ripe wine, with a delicious citrus and pear character, sweet fruits and an edge of spice. Pineapple acidity gives both richness and freshness. T..." Learn More
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    As low as $350.00
  2. 2010 domaine de chevalier blanc Bordeaux White
    2010 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
    99-100
    JS
    This is a remarkable wine with a density of fruit that reminds me of a Montrachet from a great vintage. it’s full bodied, dense and rich -- almost oily -- but then it turns b..." Learn More
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    As low as $135.00
  3. 2012 La Louviere Blanc
    2012 La Louviere Blanc
    94
    WE
    Pure Sauvignon, this is a tropical fruit flavored wine. It's bright and fruity while also showing a dense texture of grapefruit and steely minerality. The combination makes for an ..." Learn More
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    As low as $40.00
  4. 2015 domaine de chevalier blanc Bordeaux White
    2015 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
    98
    JS
    Instantly impressive nose with pristine lemons and limes as well as subtly flinty, reductive notes. The palate has power and direction, not to mention impressive yeast lees influen..." Learn More
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    As low as $120.00
  5. 2015 pape clement blanc Bordeaux White
    2015 Pape Clement Blanc
    98
    JS
    Very impressive pear and dried-peach fruits with very subtle mealy, savory notes. The palate delivers impressive weight, amazing power and depth here. Richness and great prowess. T..." Learn More
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    As low as $190.00
  6. 2017 domaine de chevalier blanc Bordeaux White
    2017 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
    98
    JS
    This is really powerful and structured with superb muscle and phenolic tension. Yet, it’s formed and polished, layered and dense. Full-bodied, but energetic and focused. Vibr..." Learn More
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    As low as $139.00
  7. 2018 de fieuzal blanc Bordeaux White
    2018 De Fieuzal Blanc
    96
    WE
    This wine is rich, generously textured and ripe. Acidity is comfortably integrated into the wine's texture, offering hints of tropical fruits, taut minerality and a spicy and warm ..." Learn More
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    As low as $85.00
  8. 2018 lesprit de chevalier Bordeaux White
    2018 L'Esprit de Chevalier
    95
    JS
    (L'Esprit de Chevalier Pessac-Léognan, Red, France) This is an extremely polished and refined young wine with gorgeous blackberry, blackcurrant, licorice, dark-chocolate and..." Learn More
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    As low as $29.99
  9. 2018 La Louviere Blanc
    2018 La Louviere Blanc
    93
    JS
    Aromas of sliced apple, fennel, papaya, flint and lemon curd. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a zesty, rich and layered palate. Hints of spice on the vibrant finish. 100% sau..." Learn More
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    As low as $50.00
  10. 2018 le petit haut lafitte blanc Bordeaux White
    2018 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc
    93
    JD
    The 2018 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc is a blend of 80% Sauvignon and 20% Sémillon brought up in 50% new French oak. It's a little gem of a Bordeaux Blanc offering lots of ri..." Learn More
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    As low as $55.00
  11. 2018 pape clement blanc Bordeaux White
    2018 Pape Clement Blanc
    98
    JS
    Beautiful aromas of lime curd, dried pear, grilled white peach and flint on the nose. So exotic on the nose. Some cream and honey, too. It’s medium-bodied with bright, tangy ..." Learn More
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    As low as $185.00
  12. 2019 carbonnieux blanc Bordeaux White
    2019 Carbonnieux Blanc
    94
    WE
    The estate is noted for white wine, and this latest release lives up to the reputation. This textured, mainly Sauvignon Blanc wine has tight acidity set against wood aging and ripe..." Learn More
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    As low as $49.95
  13. 2019 chateau dyquem Dessert
    2019 Chateau d'Yquem
    97
    DEC
    The 2019 vintage of Château d'Yquem has the highest proportion (45%) of Sauvignon Blanc in any modern Yquem. The Sauvignon Blanc adds to the freshness, acting as a great bala..." Learn More
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    As low as $195.00
  14. 2019 clos floridene bordeaux blanc Bordeaux White
    2019 Clos Floridene Bordeaux Blanc
    93
    DEC
    This is delicious, a serious step up from the Reynon within the same stable, and speaks to the influence that terroir has on a wine - this is slate and crushed granite showing grip..." Learn More
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    As low as $22.95
  15. 2019 de fieuzal blanc Bordeaux White
    2019 De Fieuzal Blanc
    96
    WE
    Famed for its white wine, this estate has produced another impressive vintage. It has great poise between lusciousness and a tight mineral texture, giving balance and longevity. Nu..." Learn More
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    As low as $75.00
  16. 2019 domaine de chevalier blanc Bordeaux White
    2019 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc
    97
    JD
    I loved the 2019 Domaine De Chevalier Blanc, which has the crisp, racy, yet concentrated style of the estate that few others can achieve. Gorgeous white peach, mandarin orange, hon..." Learn More
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    As low as $135.00
  17. 2019 domaine de chevalier clos des lunes lune d’argent Bordeaux White
    2019 Domaine de Chevalier Clos Des Lunes Lune d’Argent
    93
    DEC
    Such an aromatic nose, wow, the aromas just jump out the glass - lime, mandarin peel, candied lemon - smells more on the Sauvignon side. This is lovely on the palate, it has a grea..." Learn More
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    As low as $14.95
  18. 2019 Domaine de la Solitude Blanc
    2019 Domaine de la Solitude Blanc
    94
    JS
    So aromatic with banana-cream pie, smoke and lemon curd. Always subtle and complex. Full-bodied and very tight, offering a crushed-stone and cooked-apple finish with an intense dri..." Learn More
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    As low as $20.99
  19. 2019 pape clement blanc Bordeaux White
    2019 Pape Clement Blanc
    97
    JS
    Aromas of green apple, lime, kumquat, fresh thyme, flint, stone and oyster shell. It’s medium-bodied with tangy acidity and a saline, mineral and zesty palate. Vibrant and in..." Learn More
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    As low as $195.00
  20. 2019 s de suduiraut Bordeaux Red
    2019 S De Suduiraut
    95
    JD
    The 2019 S De Suduiraut is straight-up brilliant and unquestionably ranks with the top whites in the vintage. Bright pineapple, honeysuckle, toasted spice, and chalky mineral notes..." Learn More
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    As low as $37.99
  21. 2019 smith haut lafitte blanc Bordeaux White
    2019 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc
    97
    JS
    Aromas of dried apples, pears and peaches with crushed stones. Fresh flowers, such as lilacs. Full-bodied with layers of fruit and a fresh, creamy palate that continues on for minu..." Learn More
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    As low as $175.00
  22. 2020 carbonnieux blanc Bordeaux White
    2020 Carbonnieux Blanc
    94
    WE
    Crisp and tight with fine citrus flavors, the wine is beautifully proportioned with textured, zesty acidity. It shows balance between its structure and its fruits that will only ge..." Learn More
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    As low as $50.00
  23. 2020 chateau ferran Bordeaux White
    2020 Chateau Ferran
    91
    DEC
    Fresh citrus and tropical fruit aromas with sweet spices. Good delineation of tangy citrus and fleshy peach on the palate. (Drink between 2021-2026)Decanter | 91 DECLime, sliced-ap..." Learn More
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    As low as $21.99
  24. 2020 La Louviere Blanc
    2020 La Louviere Blanc
    95
    JS
    Fragrant nose of lemongrass, lime zest, green pineapple, cloves and herbs. Vibrant and zesty, with a medium body. Driven. Plenty of tension and length, slowly evolving to cream, or..." Learn More
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    As low as $50.00
  25. 2020 le blanc sec de suduiraut Bordeaux White
    2020 Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut
    93
    DEC
    I love the dry whites from the Sauternes area, and this is a good example - and of why Sémillon is such an interesting grape to work with in crafting dry whites with persona..." Learn More
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    As low as $24.99
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