2011 La Louvière Blanc, Pessac-Léognan
An intensely herbaceous wine, with delicious flavors of grapefruit, apricot juice and spice. The finish is lively and fruity, with mineral acidity.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale straw-green. A strong note of vanilla complement pure aromas of white peach, minerals and chlorophyll. Bright, juicy and dense, with multilayered saline flavors of white fruit, lemon verbena and gin. Finishes long and pure, with lovely mineral tang. La Louvière is better and better with each passing year.
Offers lots of crunchy honeysuckle, Meyer lemon and grapefruit pulp notes, with a backdrop of straw and salted butter that should fill in with more time. Rock-solid.
A fabulous white with the richness of 2009 and the acidity of 2010 all wrapped into this package. Very spicy flavors and a rich palate impression. Perfect with a lobster dish. -Clyde Beffa