2010 Dourthe La Grande Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Already bottled, this 100% Sauvignon Blanc represents a half million bottles, but the wine is very well made with crisp, melony, lemon zest notes.
*Best Buy* Packed with great Sauvignon Blanc herbal flavors, this is a delicious wine, at the cool end of the spectrum of white wine. Grapefruit and lemon juice are enlivened by a grassy texture and crisp, fresh acidity.
This delivers good lemon peel, thyme and straw notes allied to a plump, medium-weight frame. Drink now. (Web Only- 2012)
The wine's aromatic intensity expresses the typical characteristics of a fine Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc at a tremendous value. Rigorous fruit selection results in an extensive array of aromatic citrus fruits, finishing on delicate, tropical notes reminiscent of passion fruit. The aromatics are underpinned on the palate by the magnificent harmony of the wine's fleshy character and refreshing liveliness. Jancis Robinson offers: "Quite light but fresh and zesty and awfully cool and refreshing, I’d love to drink a glass of this now, almost at the end of my primeurs tastings!" (04/2011)