We’ve yet to try Bordeaux on WinedUp Club, so we thought we should rectify this. But just to be contrarian, we thought we’d start with a white. Bordeaux is, of course, world-renowned for red wines, known as Claret in the UK. But in the Graves region, and Pessac-Leognan in particular, they make world-class dry whites too.
This particular wine is (like most white Bordeaux) a Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend. It’s a powerful beast, just shaking off its oak. On release, Berry Bros & Rudd called it “flawless, like a perfect diamond” and named it their wine of the vintage.
Great Bordeaux from top producers is neither easy to find nor cheap. This was around £50 en primeur on release and, if you can find it, it would set you back at least £75 at retail. So this is very much in the rare and exclusive box, but a treat if you can find it.