Tasting Notes: Bordeaux Blanc 2017

Updated: Feb 29, 2020

Finding the right time to start anything is difficult, as it doesn't exist. It's with this attitude I stroke the keyboard. This series is on a prose diet but rich in content.

Wine: Bordeaux Blanc

Vintage: 2017

Winery: Chateau Haut-Rian

Country: France

Region: Bordeaux

Grape Varietal: Sémillon (60%), Sauvignon Blanc (40%)

Source: Travis Heights Wine & Spirits

Price: $11.99

Winemakers Notes: Green-gold tinged with an aromatic fresh nose of newly cut hay, grapefruit and minerals. In the mouth it is extremely well-balanced and has a lingering finish.

T&T Notes: Freshly retrieved from the fridge, (traditional, not wine) I poured and analyzed. The color was medium gold. Think your father's wedding band. A few swirls unlocked smells of vanilla, pears, and green apple (Sydney's contribution). A generous "sip" starts with an underline taste of bell peppers, not pronounced, but present. It's accompanied by a soft sensation of lemon and green apple. As the wine finishes a dry metallic aftertaste begins to form; think copper penny. Good wine following work while the red for dinner decants.

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