Lightly perfumed, this white Bordeaux shows the fresh character of the 2006 vintage. The acidity is poised, lifted and goes well with the pink grapefruit flavors. Drink this summer.
The year is a fine one for white Bordeaux, and this vintage of white Mouton-Cadet takes good advantage of the fresh, herbaceous character, with an added citrus tang, and spiced up with some aromatic Muscadelle.
Quite herbal, with some green beans and anise up front. Black fruit takes a back seat but is there if you look for it. Blackberry and beach plums come to mind. The tannins are a bit rustic. Kosher
A lean, somewhat austerely tannic wine, with dry tannins. The fruit is subdued, and there are hints of stalky black currant, disappointing from such a famous name. It could work with steak, when the acidity will cut through the meat.
Fresh red berry fruits and vivid acidity give this wine an attractive entry. The astringent edge and acidity that then come through disappoint, but there is still some juicy fruit and good tannins to brighten the close.
This is a medium-bodied, slightly creamy-textured blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Sémillon and 10% Muscadelle. Passion fruit, orange and tropical fruit notes exhibit intensity, just turning a bit tinned on the finish.
A blend of 65% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, this is a medium-bodied Bordeaux for everyday drinking. The understated black cherry and cassis fruit does seem a bit lean, but that's the vintage. Tobacco notes mark the finish.