White Wine, Bordeaux

Bordeaux produces some of the most highly sought after and revered wines in the world. Located close to the coast, in the south-west of France the town and is divided by the Gironde River. Wines to the west of the river are referred to as left bank, and are Cabernet dominant. To the East of the river, on the right bank Merlot is the dominant grape variety. Throughout the 57 appellations, over 10,000 wine-making châteaux grow the red grapes; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. These are commonly blended and collectively referred to as clarets. Smaller amounts of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc is also grown in Bordeaux.

In 1855, due to the high export demands of Bordeaux wines, Emporer Napoleon III requested an official Bordeaux classification system, based on market costs of the wines at the time. The Chateaux were classified into five ‘growths’ from first growth to fifth growth and cru Bourgois. Also in 1855 The Sauternes and Barsac classification covered the sweeter wines, with Chateau d’Yquem the only Superior First Growth, followed by Premiers Crus and Deux Deuxièmes Crus.
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  1. Chateau L'Esprit de Chevalier blanc 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The entry-level white from Domaine de Chevalier, the 2018 L'Esprit De Chevalier is smoking good, and at some point, could make you wonder about the rationale for spending the extra money for the top wine. Ripe lemon, citrus, sliced pineapple, and ... Learn More
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  2. Château Guiraud 2020 (En Primeur - HELD IN BOND)
    Spicy and intense with dried-apple, peach and some stone character. It’s medium-bodied and sweet, yet fresh and vivid. - James Suckling The Premier Grand Cru Classé Guiraud takes its name from the Bordeaux négociant Pierre Guiraud, who purchased ... Learn More
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  3. Chateau Couhins Blanc 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Pretty and slightly grapey on the nose, delicately floral. Fragrant with blackcurrant bud. Crisp acidity and a lightly grainy texture. Hint of spice and lots of fresh citrus on the palate. Tight, lively and persistent. - Jancis Robinson ... Learn More
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  4. Chateau Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    Taken from mostly older vines (60+ years), this brings much more intensity and depth to the whole. The breadth of flavour here is staggering and the acid is crystalline and electric. There is some power here and some weight, too, and ... Learn More
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  5. Château Guiraud 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)
    Spicy and intense with dried-apple, peach and some stone character. It’s medium-bodied and sweet, yet fresh and vivid. - James Suckling The Premier Grand Cru Classé Guiraud takes its name from the Bordeaux négociant Pierre Guiraud, who purchased ... Learn More
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  6. Online Tasting Pack - Old World V New World Thursday 28th Oct 6:30pm AEDT

    It's back by popular demand! The ultimate debate in wine, Old World  V New World. Two Master of Wines' going head to head on arguably the most controversial subject in wine, we have Alistair Cooper MW in the ... Learn More

  7. Chateau Clarté de Haut-Brion 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The 2018 La Clarté de Haut-Brion is composed of 79.2% Sémillon and 20.8% Sauvignon Blanc, harvested August 27 to September 5. It comes bounding out of the glass with bold notions of warm pineapple, guava and peach juice plus hints of lanolin, honeysuckle, lime ... Learn More
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  8. Chateau Domaine de Chevalier blanc 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    This has a complex nose of dried apple, green mango, grapefruit zest, dried honeysuckle and crushed almonds. It’s full-bodied with bright acidity and a dense, phenolic texture. Vivid and layered with fantastic precision. Very, very long. This needs time. ... Learn More
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  9. Chateau Suduiraut Sauternes 1988
    Gold color. Loads of dried pineapple and apple with honey and melons as well on the nose. Full-bodied medium sweet with lots of dried fruits on the palate. Long and lively. Almost exotic. - Wine Spectator Fantastic, youthful colour, solid ... Learn More
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  10. Chateau Cos d'Estournel Blanc 2018(Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    The 2018 Cos D'Estournel Blanc includes slightly more Sémillon and is 67% Sauvignon and 33% Sémillon brought up all in barrel, with just 7% being new. Richer notes of crushed citrus, tart peach, white flowers, and salty minerality all emerge from this ... Learn More
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  11. Chateau D'Yquem 'Y' 2013
    After a mild, very dry winter, the growing season got off to a strong start thanks to abnormally high temperatures in spring. In fact, the months of April and May were the warmest in over a century! As a result, ... Learn More
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    Wine Spectator
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  12. ONLINE TASTING PACK - FRENCH WINE NORTH, SOUTH, EAST AND WEST, 4 WEEK COURSE

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER**

    This pack contains a bottle of 12 different wines to be opened during a series of 4 online tastings held throughout late August and early September 2020.

    Across 4 weeks we will ... Learn More

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  13. Chateau Mission Haut Brion Blanc 2018 (Ex Chateau arrival time 4 months)
    This is such a stunning wine and the impact on the palate is terrific. Very closed and very intense, the fruit is firm and arresting and the length is sensational. The oak, while fairly prominent, joins forces with the acidity ... Learn More
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