Clos Floridene Graves Blanc 2016
BT: Taut, with pink grapefruit zest, white peach and verbena notes backed by a steely hint on the finish. Score range: 89-92.
For reasons unknown, I did not taste the Clos Floridene 2016 Blanc during en primeur, but hey, you just have to wait a few weeks and the wine is bottled and ready to go. It has a restrained nose, one that does not leap out of the glass like the Doisy-Daëne Blanc that I compared it with. This takes longer to unfurl, with cooking apple and subtle walnut notes. There is something Loire-like, almost Vouvray in style about this white Bordeaux. The palate is well balanced with just the right amount of fatness on the entry countered by a fine line of acidity. It has a very texturally satisfying, slightly creamy finish that lingers long in the mouth. This is very satisfying. Tasted July 2017. Drink Date: 2017-2025.