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Wine Tasting Note: Chateau Brown Graves, 2005, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France  Add/Read Comments



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Chateau Brown Graves, 2005, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, FranceOne of my favourite Bordeaux blanc wines, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon (a 65%/35% split), showing grip, style and versatility in matching with food.

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Is that an aniseed edge to the aroma? There is the 'normal' green and nettle aromas found in all decent Sauvignons but with more than a dash of welcome complexity too. The palate is lovely - at once crisp and juicy but with a creamy edge. Flavours of passion fruit, green grass and straw mingle delightfully with a nice 'poise' to the palate and a lingering length. Alcohol 13%.

As with a majority of Sauvingon Blanc based wines this is superb with a little goats cheese. We though went for a decent slab of salmon and a hollandaise sauce which made for a scrumptious pairing. Other seafood is going to be excellent as well, as will lemon-flavoured dishes.
Scribblings Rating - 90/100


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