Chateau le Thil Comte Clary Blanc 2008 – Delectable

A wonderful white Bordeaux.

Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon from Passac Leognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France.

SRP of $19 and available for as low as $18. Sample submitted for review.

From the winery:

“A dark straw color with flecks of green – this is very clean and fresh on the nose with lots of floral and lemon zest. The palate has a nice richness without being heavy. Fig, beeswax and floral are followed by tropical fruits of mango and pineapple.

Enjoy with grilled fish and white meat and soft crusted cheese.

13.5% Alcohol”

It’s been awhile since we’ve reviewed a nice white Bordeaux, so today we’ve decided to rectify that. Almost 90% of all wine in Bordeaux is red, but don’t overlook the wonderful and affordable dry white wines. There are a number of different grapes allowed in white Bordeaux but by far the most popular combination is Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, which is exactly what we have today.

The 2008 Chateau le Thil Comte Clary Blanc begins with very nice aromas of honey, lemon, lots of floral notes and a little apple. The wine has a really wonderful mix of flavors and a pleasing texture when tasting. Those flavors include more honey, citrus and a nice lightly spicy mineral streak that lasts into the refreshing finish which also features some nice long lasting tropical fruit. Delectable!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 9              Cost Rating: 3
Overall Rating: 7.5

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