Review: 2008 Chateau Roquefort Bordeaux Blanc
White Bordeaux is one of the wine world’s most poorly understood wines. Primarily planted sauvignon blanc and semillon grapes (with some muscadelle here and there), virtually all Bordeaux blanc is a blend, while the whites of most of the rest of the world are composed of a single varietal.
This blanc from Chateau Roquefort is a blend of 85% sauvignon blanc and 15% semillon, and it’s a remarkable success for a wine this inexpensive. Wonderful, fresh apple flavor is the core of the wine, with tropical notes and a refreshing acidity.
White Bordeaux can often have a woodsy, earthy character to it, but Roquefort’s blanc is fresh and inviting. Quite lovely and worth seeking out if you think you only like New World whites.
B+ / $13 / chateau-roquefort.com
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