White Bordeaux Blend Wines
White Bordeaux WinesNo 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.
2016 Les Charmes Godard Bordeaux Blanc - 750 ml93JSAvailability: In StockThis is very dense and lively with stones, limestone and cement. Full-bodied, yet vivid and lively. Beautiful finish. This is always an under-the-radar Bordeaux and needs your attention.
James Suckling | 93 JS
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2016 La Clarte de Haut Brion Blanc - 1.5L94DECAvailability: In StockThe second wine of this incredible estate is the 2016 La Clarte de Haut Brion Blanc (76.3% Sémillon and 23.7% Sauvignon). As with the grand vin, it has an incredible mix of vibrancy and richness as well as beautiful tart citrus, lime..." Learn More- 1.5L$195.00
2018 Les Hauts De Smith Blanc - 750 ml94WSAvailability: In StockThere's lots to like here, with an already creamy-textured core of yellow apple, singed almond, brioche and straw notes. Shows the lower-acidity feel of the vintage, but not shy on depth or range.
Wine Spectator | 94 WSLearn More- 750 ml$39.99
2018 Lynch Bages Blanc - 750 ml94DECAvailability: In StockThis wine has a lovely complexity with balance and lift and does that thing where it waits for a heartbeat, then makes you wait for a heartbeat, before releasing its stone fruit and succulent, slate-tinged citrus.
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2018 Puyanche - 750 ml90WEAvailability: In StockBaked-apple and wood aromas show strongly in this ripe wine. Balancing the toastiness, the ripe fruits are complex, peach and apple flavors going along with the spice. Drink now.
Wine Enthusiast | 90 WE
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Riedel Vinum Bordeaux Wine Glasses (set of 2) - 6LAvailability: In StockThe Bordeaux glass is the perfect match with muscular, complex red wines that have a high tannin level. This massive glass lives up to the full-bodied wines you will be serving.
Made of over 24% lead crystal.
Height: 8 7..." Learn More- 6L$43.90
Riedel Vinum Prestige Champagne Flutes (set of 2) - 6LAvailability: In StockHighlighting the bouquet of the Champagne, this luxurious flute preserves the bubbles and brings out the aromas of the exquisite Champagne you will be serving.
Made of over 24% lead crystal.
Height: 8 5/8 in. / Capacity: ..." Learn More- 6L$42.50