Clos Marsalette Pessac Leognan Blanc 2016
|Region||France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan|
This is both racy and rich, with quinine, honeysuckle and lemon pith notes along the edges of a core of yellow apple, white peach and acacia flavors. Everything knits nicely through the finely tuned finish. Drink now through 2022.
The Clos Marsalette 2016 Blanc is a blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Sémillon picked 16-19 September and matured in 30% new oak. It has a light bouquet with grass clippings, Granny Smith apples and a touch of chalkiness. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, veins of orange rind and mandarin accompanying the citrus fruit with a touch of salinity on the finish. I actually prefer this to the 2015 last year.