Dry Whites

These three are part of Your Sommelier‘s subscription service which costs £36 per month – so the average price is £12 per bottle Château Dubois Gramont Bordeaux Blanc 2015, France Rich but tangy style, with notes of ginger and honey alongside the herby greengage, plum and lemon curd. Nicely balanced, […]

Three wines from Your Sommelier’s Bordeaux selection

Château Haut-Mouleyre Bordeaux Sauvignon 2015, France (~£10 H T White) It’s mostly Sauvignon Gris here, which could explain why alongside the more conventional gooseberry, lime and grapefruit flavours there’s more exotic characters such as juniper and aromatic bark, and a weighty but still lively finish. S- Miguel Torres Las Mulas […]

Two Sauvignons (and not just Blanc) from Bordeaux & Chile

Château Tour de Mirambeau Bordeaux Blanc Réserve 2015, France (£10.95 Tanners) A bit of a sulphur whiff to begin with, but this blows off to reveal a zesty, zippy young wine with the crunchy greengage edge of Sauvignon balanced against the deeper limier tones of Semillon. B+ Château Roquefort Roquefortissime […]

Two Bordeaux Whites

A brisk young Bordeaux white for fleshier shellfish dishes… Château de Bonhoste Bordeaux Blanc 2015, France (£8.85 Hourlier Wines) Currently being driven by the precise, bracing nettly grapefruit edge of Sauvignon, but there’s also the more floral aromatic edge of Muscadelle, and some weightier Sémillon, which will come more to the […]

Château de Bonhoste Bordeaux Blanc 2015, France

Dourthe No.1 Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc 2014, France (£7.95 The Wine Society) Young, vibrant wine, classic ‘green’ Sauvignon flavours – cut grass, greengage and asparagus, with a squeeze of lemon and lime – but also a weightier side, with a hint of nectarine coming through. Really tasty wine. S- Château Argadens […]

Three Bordeaux whites

Roc St Vincent Bordeaux Sauvignon 2013, France (£8.25 Sainsbury’s) Fresh sappy style, nettles and cut grass to the fore, Grannie Smiths apples and grapefruit close behind, and a touch of Alka Seltzer-like minerality to add further zest. B(+) Château Gaillard Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2013, Loire, France (~£10 Vintage Roots, Sip […]

Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux, the Loire and Marlborough