2016 Roquefort Blanc, Bordeaux

SKU #1316264 Wine Enthusiast

 Brightly fruity, this blend with 85% Sauvignon Blanc goes for the tropical-fruit character of the grape. Attractive acidity and a zingy edge are balanced by ripe apricot and pineapple flavors. Drink from late 2017. (RV)  (8/2017)

K&L Notes

The wine just shines! Sauvignon Blanc (the base of the wine is zippy and herbaceous and has brisk acidity), Semillon (for body and structure), and Muscadelle. This wine is crisp and super focused on the palate. Minerals and earth with lemons and limes. According to Robert Parker: "Thanks to the talented oenological team of Denis Dubourdieu and his assistant, Christophe Olivier, Roquefort is generally one of the most interesting generic white Bordeaux."

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/8/2018 | Send Email
The Roquefort Blanc achieves a perfect balance between the minerality and all the exotic tropical notes. The wine is rich and yet very crisp, with a beautiful note of guava, followed by pineapple and lime, lemon. This will be a fantastic pairing with moules frites, sweet-sour chicken, and a rich salad with some fruit in it. Endless possibilities.

Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/8/2018 | Send Email
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Still young, this wine is showing intense spicy and floral fruit aromas. Plenty of lichi fruit flavors. Hints of apples, pears and quince are all there. Great value.
Drink from 2018 to 2021

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/24/2017 | Send Email
This screaming value is back in stock and better than ever. Citrus blossom, lemon verbena, melon rind and crushed grapefruit jump out of the glass as you taste. The juicy and lip smacking mineral laced finish goes on and on.

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Varietal:

Sauvignon Blanc

- One of the best known "international" varieties originally cultivated in France and considered the parent of, with Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon. Sauvignon's wonderfully distinctive aromatics generate some of wine's most colorful descriptors, among them "cat pee," herbaceous, grassy, citrusy the world over. In France, the apex of Sauvignon Blanc production is the Loire Valley, in the appellations of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, where the terroir expresses itself most beautifully through the grape. Sauvignon Blanc is also the leading white grape varietal in Bordeaux, where it is paired with the fatter, richer Sémillon to varying degrees. Relatively easy to cultivate, though more suited to cool climates, Sauvignon Blanc has made inroads in Europe outside of France, especially in Northeastern Italy's Friuli and Alto Adige, but also on the Slovenian border. These lovely wines are often overshadowed by Sauvignon Blanc's achievements in the New World, namely New Zealand, South Africa and California. New Zealand's Sauvignon Blancs, more conspicuously fruity than most French examples, landed the small island nation on the world wine map in the late-1980s and 1990s. South African Sauvignons are one of the most successful international varieties produced in that country and are often quite elegant and affordable. In California, Robert Mondavi managed to, almost single-handedly, created a market for Sauvignon Blanc by renaming his oak-fermented version Fumé Blanc. While some wineries still use the name, California Sauvignon Blanc has secured its place in the California wine pantheon, particularly those from the Napa Valley. Washington State, Chile and Argentina also have considerable plantings of the grape.
Country:

France

- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.
Sub-Region:

Bordeaux