A delicious white Bordeaux from WineTrust100
Pick up a bottle of Bordeaux at random and, from 50% of the vineyard area in 1970, there's now only about a 10% chance that it will be white.
Whilst Bordeaux's global reputation rests on its red wines - plus a few stickies - the whites, however, have been quietly improving in quality and now represent great value.
This Chateau Lestrille-Capmartin is, like all WineTrust100 wines, selected by an MW - and it shows. A blend of - unsually - mostly Sauvignon Gris with lesser amounts of Sauvignon blanc and Semillon, it is fermented in new oak and aged on its lees for body and richness.
Golden sandy yellow, notes of toasty oak and ripe tropical fruit. Rich, ripe pineapple fruit and citrus freshness; baked apples sprinkled with sweet spice. Pure, precise, harmonious and long. With aeration, the oaky aromas develop more, suggesting it will improve with further aging.
Really lovely, a modern classic. Very Good.
Match with savoury dishes, such as chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce, roast pork or home-made toad-in-the-hole.
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