“Bordeaux enjoyed its strongest vintage in a number of years in 2015 … The 2015 dry whites are aromatic, bracing and absolutely delicious.”
– Antonio Galloni
No one would agree more than Jean-Marc Sauboua, head winemaker at the innovative Bordeaux estate Le Chai au Quai. You’ll certainly taste the quality of the vintage, and Jean-Marc’s deft hand in the cellar, with this luxurious release. His classy Bordeaux blanc Réserve offers a wonderful balance of crisp, citrusy flavors with subtle vanilla-spice, courtesy of a luxurious slumber in fine oak.
Jean-Marc insisted on the highest-caliber grapes for this small-batch white. He selected fine parcels of Sauvignon and old-vine Sémillon from some of his favorite growers, then fermented the former in stainless steel (to preserve the vivacious fruit qualities) and the latter all in oak. He had only planned to age the blended wine for four months, but in the end, it spent a full two years in barrel (due to the extremely high quality of the fruit).
The wine’s flavors are beautifully married now. Look forward to fresh citrus and grassy notes, seamlessly integrated with creamy vanilla flavors from the barrel aging. This fine white will really shine if you gently chill it (the flavors will become muted if it’s too cold). Serve with fish or chicken dishes that incorporate rich, creamy sauces.
Fans of complex whites will not want to miss Jean-Marc’s rare Réserve. Extremely limited cases.