2010 La Garde Blanc, Pessac-Léognan
This is fascinating, with a dried lemon, apple, and mineral character on the nose and palate. Stony. Full and fruity. Serious white. Made with biodynamic methods.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An equal part blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Gris, this exotic wine reveals lots of Mandarin orange notes intermixed with figs and honeyed melons. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
Juicy, with a tangerine, lemon peel and grapefruit pulp profile backed by a note of citrus oil on the finish. Shows good clarity and cut, featuring a vivacious green almond note on the finish. Drink now through 2015.
This is Dourthe's special baby made with advise from Denis Dubourdieu. It is quite distinctive on the nose thanks to its unusually substantial, 50%, proportion of Sauvignon Gris along with the Sauvignon Blanc. This gives it quite a heady perfume but makes it to my mind rather more like a New World wine and less Bordelais. Lots of effort has gone into this, including less stirring by the Oxoline system of barrel rotation. But I'd choose to drink this relatively young; it seems less nervy and long term than many of its peers.