A Sauvignon Blanc for people who are not huge fans of the typical Sauvignon Blanc.
SRP of $11.99. Sample received courtesy Planet Bordeaux for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Established in 1840, and boasting a portfolio of highly prized Chateaux, Dourthe is the benchmark for high quality Bordeaux wines. Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, Dourthe La Grande Cuvée is characterized by outstanding aromatic intensity, displaying striking citrus fruit and blackcurrant bud notes, and exemplary freshness. This perfect balance results in an exceptionally elegant wine. 12.5% alcohol.”
I’m usually not a huge fan of Sauvignon Blanc, especially the ones that overpower with lemongrass and what many describe as “cat pee” aromas. There are no worries about that with this French Bordeaux. The 2010 Dourthe La Grande Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc Bordeaux exhibits aromas of grapefruit, citrus, and lemon, but not in an overpowering or grassy way. The taste is light and easy to drink with grapefruit and citrus but again not in an overpowering way. Simple but good with nice acidity and a pleasing finish that makes you want to drink more. I can get into a Sauvignon Blanc like this on a hot day!
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Overall Rating: 7.0
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