James Suckling - 93
This is a beautiful, layered white with solid structure and intensity. Full-bodied. Lots of grapefruit and dried green-mango character. 54% semillon, the rest sauvignon. Best ever. Beautiful to drink now.
Jancis Robinson - 17
Full bottle 1,244 g. 54% young Sémillon and 46% young Sauvignon Blanc vines were responsible for this. 25% of the blend was aged for six months in oak barrels (30% new) for six months.
Really Sauvignon-stinky on the nose. Then rich and broad on the palate. The best and most complete and satisfying example of this wine I can remember. In fact, perhaps the best dry table wine I can remember from a Sauternes château. More delicate than many dry white Pessac-Léognans. Creamy texture and lovely perfume. Just off dry and really admirably long. This would make a great wine for the table. In fact, I could imagine drinking it with various meat dishes – pasta with ragu?
Wine Spectator - 90
This bracing white gains a touch more body from its white peach, jicama and lemon verbena notes, though it's still on the refreshingly skinny, zippy side of the ledger. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2024. 4,392 cases made.
Decanter - 93
I love the dry whites from the Sauternes area, and this is a good example - and of why Sémillon is such an interesting grape to work with in crafting dry whites with personality. A little less round in mouthfeel from some in the area (not appellation - this is Bordeaux Blanc), but still with slate texture and minerality showing how well the soils here can work for dry whites, and an excellent juicy delivery of citrus and white pear.
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