A couple of Bordeaux blancs; Sirius Bordeaux Blanc Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2014 and Château Crabitey Graves Blanc 2015

Take 2; in my haste to correct a typo, I managed to delete the entire post.  Easily done it would seem and the recovery methods offered by blogs various unusually arcane.  If you managed to read the first post, hopefully my replacement here bears some resemblance.

There is a sniff that Bordeaux Blanc may be in vogue, and I really can’t see why not.  They are fresh and very drinkable in style.  Here are two good ones.

Sirius Bordeaux Blanc Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2014
A blend of 50/50 sauvignon blanc and sémillon, this is a classical expression of the Bordeaux blanc blend with aromas of asparagus, smoke and green melon.  The palate has crisp acidity and lemon characters and a full bodied manner.  Rating: Good

Château Crabitey Graves Blanc 2015
A step up from the Sirius, the Château Crabitey Graves Blanc is a a blend of 65/35 sauvignon blanc and sémillon and sees 6 months in 20% new oak.  It is a lovely wine and has saline, earth and mineral overtones, with a backdrop of hazelnuts.  The palate is medium bodied with a linear character of struck match and minerals.  Yes.  Rating Good to Very Good

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