Lune d'Argent, Clos des Lunes Bordeaux Blanc
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Lune d'Argent, Clos des Lunes Bordeaux Blanc - 2016

Item # 27549 750mL
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Tasting Notes

A juicy palate of fleshy, white fruit (such as Asian pear) only underscores the striking aromas on this elegant Bordeaux Blanc. Generous tropical notes of kiwi and lychee mingle with honeyed floral tones. A fine, fuller texture aligns with precise acidity, providing a singular experience meant to be enjoyed over a grilled fish and Meyer lemons. From a vineyard of deep gravelly soils located in Sauternes called "Clos des Lunes," this gift-worthy white is a grand effort from famed Domaine de Chevalier in Pessac-Léognan. It was matured 25% in barrel and 75% in temperature-controlled vats with regular stirring of the lees.


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Staff Pick Notes

Okay, I have a confession: I don’t always love Sauvignon Blanc. Still, I try to keep an open mind with every wine I taste. While this Bordeaux Blanc is dominated by Sémillon, the Sauvignon Blanc steals the show. It is very smoky and ashy with vivid noted of roasted green peppers and grass. The Sémillon gives it a lovely richness and structure that acts as a fantastic counterpoint to the grassy, high-toned, exuberant Sauvignon Blanc. This wine has won over one of Sauvignon Blanc's biggest skeptics.

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About the Producer

Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France The châteaux Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion and Pape Clément typify the classic Pessac-Léognan estate: a grand house surrounded by its vineyard. The same is true of Domaine de Chevalier. This noble house appeared only in the 19th century, when the forest took up most of the western Graves in Bordeaux. Archives from the 17th century show a “Domaine de...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Sauvignon Blanc

Few varietals have spawned as bizarre a list of descriptors as Sauvignon Blanc. Believe it or not, “cat pee” is in fact a complimentary tasting note, associated with some of the best bottlings. (It’s a somewhat odd way of pointing out herbaceousness in the wine.) Cat pee aside, Sauvignon Blanc (sometimes called "Fumé Blanc" in California) is a bit of a chameleon in terms of style, and quite...

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Bordeaux

Situated on the mid-Atlantic coast of France around the Gironde river, Bordeaux is home to some of the most legendary wines on earth. There are (for all intents and purposes) five grape varieties permitted under French wine law for red Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and, very infrequently, Petit Verdot and Malbec. For white Bordeaux, only three varieties are permitted:...

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