Wine 5

TN: 2008 Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc

Melanie Wong | Oct 27, 200903:15 PM

Provided by one of my guests, the 2008 Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves blanc kicked off an evening of old Bordeaux as our "meet and greet" wine. It's so much better than that and really deserves to be showcased in its own right. Gorgeous perfume of grass, lime leaf and cold stones, I loved the weight on the palate and waxy texture, which suggest a major component of Semillon. Yet this wine has plenty of verve, great cut and crispness from the Sauvignon Blanc in the blend. Great balance and presence, drinking beautifully now, highly recommended. Made by Hervé Dubourdieu and imported by Kermit Lynch, I'm told it retails for about $18.

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