Chateau de Rochemorin Blanc 2016 Pessac Leognan
Another astonishing value white wine of immense character. This is 100% sauvignon blanc, grown in warmer conditions and on gravel soils to give a different, riper personality than Sancerre or Pouilly Fume. Bordeaux whites from Pessac are traditionally aged in 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. This 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.