Chateau de Rochemorin Blanc 2013 Pessac Leognan
Another astonishing value white wine of immense character, we have just shipped an older vintage of this house favourite as it is drinking so well. This is sauvignon blanc in anything but Sancerre style, and maybe unrecognisable to many white wine drinkers. Grown in warmer conditions and on gravel soils. Bordeaux whites from Pessac are traditionally aged small oak barriques like a white Burgundy. The herbal character of sauvignon takes on a smoky personality that leads one to think of Earl Grey bergamot, and this mature 2013 is full, round, and creamy with notes of sage, fennel, grapefuit and apricot. Livelier than a Burgundy with more citrus zest, yet broad enough to feel very grown up and luxurious. A fine wine at a very accessible price.