2022 White Bordeaux Wine Report, Vintage Analysis, Tasting Notes

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2022 Dry White Bordeaux Wine Report…

Every vintage tells a story. There are vintages which favor red wines. There are years that are better for white Bordeaux wine and there are vintages when both, red Bordeaux and white Bordeaux hit all the right notes.

2022 Bordeaux is clearly a year for red wines. Of course, there are dry white Bordeaux wines I like. They are mostly early-drinking, ripe, opulent, and aromatic wines with beautiful notes of flowers, yellow and orange citrus and white peaches.

But the issue going forward is that even though I enjoyed a lot of 2022 white Bordeaux wines, several of those wines are missing the necessary levels of acidity to allow for long-term aging for most of the wines.

Especially those coming from the traditional areas for white wines, like Pessac Leognan and Graves. Interestingly, the 2022 Bordeaux white wines from the Medoc and some of the other AOC Bordeaux Blancs will offer a lot of high-quality drinking. The trick this year was the magic of terroir. Clay and limestone soils with the ability to retain moisture during the hot summer months were able to produce grapes with strong aromatics, creamy-textured fruits and freshness.

The biggest issue with 2022 white Bordeaux wines was the high temperatures and lack of water. Historically, Bordeaux has always been just a bit too cool for red wine grapes and slightly too warm for the white wine grapes. But, with climate change, some vintages are going to be a bit too warm for some terroirs to produce the style of white wine, with its trademark freshness and crisp acidities Bordeaux is famous for.

One interesting thing to keep paying attention to for White Bordeaux wine lovers is the continuing increase of new plantings of non-traditional white wine grapes in almost every appellation in Bordeaux. Growers are planting Chardonnay and other grape varieties not currently allowed in Bordeaux. Frankly, they should be allowed as many of these wines offer complexities and freshness, especially with climate change. Today you find more growers in Margaux, St. Emilion, Pauillac and even Pomerol making delicious white wines! Duhart Milon in Pauillac has a new wine and within a year or two, you will be able to taste white Bordeaux from Pichon Lalande, d’Issan and others! And the march to high-levels of quality for dry white wines from Sauternes and Barsac continues as well.

The 2022 Bordeaux white grape harvest was early, starting close to August 9 for the Sauvignon Blanc in Sauternes. Most of the harvesting of the 2022 white Bordeaux grapes was completed before the end of August, with a few vineyards finishing in early September making this the earliest harvest in modern history for the white wine grapes in Bordeaux.

For a complete, detailed overview and analysis of the 2022 Bordeaux vintage and harvest with producer quotes… 2022 Bordeaux Vintage, Harvest Report

All of the following 2022 white Bordeaux wines were tasted in non-blind conditions in Bordeaux in April. Whenever possible, wines were tasted multiple times.

2022 white Bordeaux wine tasting notes

2022 Bouscaut Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Layers of creamy, guavas, grapefruit, pineapple, flowers, and lemons are all over the nose, and palate here. The finish adds pink grapefruit, and peach notes to the sweet, fruity finish. The wine is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. 13.6% ABV. Drink from 2024-2030. 91-91 Pts

2022 Cantelys Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Creamy fresh, green apples, honeysuckle, and yellow citrus with floral notes are all over the place on the nose and palate. This is a well-priced, white Bordeaux that really hits the spot. The wine blends 50% Sauvignon Blanc with 50% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2028. 91-91 Pts

2022 Cantenac Brown Alto de Cantenac Brown – Bordeaux – Pineapple, grapefruit, white flowers and orange rind fill the nose. On the palate, the wine is sweet, creamy, and expressive, with a lemon curd and white peach filled finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 90% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2028. 91-91 Pts

2022 Carbonnieux Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Flowers, green apples, tangerine, pineapple, and honey notes are packed into the perfume. Rich, oily white peaches, and yellow citrus with a drizzle of tart green apple combine to fill your palate with a touch of crushed rocks on the backend. The wine blends 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2030. 92-92 Pts

2022 Chantegrive Blanc – Graves – Flowers, crisp, yellow citrus and crunchy green apples create an approachable, fresh, early drinking Bordeaux blanc. Drink from 2024-2027. 90-90 Pts

2022 ChateauOlivier Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Pineapples, white peaches, flowers, orange zest, yellow citrus and a dab of honey mesh together to produce the perfume. Creamy, sweet, and fruity, with a long, yellow and orange citrus endnote, this is quite nice from start to finish. The wine blends 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon, 13.76% ABV. The harvest took place August 18, finishing August 31, making this the earliest white wine harvest in the history of the estate. Drink from 2024-2030. 92-92 Pts

2022 Clos Floridene Blanc – Graves – Zesty lemons, green apples and flowers with a hint of spice sticks with you due to all of its freshness on the mid-palate and finish. Drink from 2024-2028. 91-91 Pts

2022 Clos Marsalette Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – White peach, flowers, pears, orange marmalade, white flowers, and banana from the nose. On the palate, the wine is fruity, creamy, forward, and sweet with hints of tropical notes in the finish. The wine blends 55% Sauvignon Blanc with 45% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2028. 91-91 Pts

2022 Clos des Lunes Lune d’Argent – Bordeaux – Pineapple, guava, yellow citrus and flowers form the core of this wine. On the palate, the wine is sweet, juicy and focused on its white peach, green apples and lemon curd palate and finish. Drink from 2024-2030. 92-92 Pts

2022 Clos des Lunes Lune d’Or – Bordeaux – White flowers, lemon rind, pineapple, vanilla, pink grapefruit and green apples are at the center of the wines character. The wine is sweet, fresh and loaded with green apples, cinnamon and citrus in the fresh and creamy finish. The wine blends 70% Semillon with 30% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2025-2032. 94-94 Pts

2022 Clos-du-Beau-Pere Blanc du Beau Père – Bordeaux – The first white wine from Pomerol in over 100 years could only come from Jean-Luc Thunevin and Murielle Andraud. Flowers, white peach, lemon rind and spice show easily in the nose and on the fresh, sweet, juicy and lively palate. Produced from blending 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Sauvignon Gris. Good luck finding any as the production is limited to about 200 cases. Drink from 2025-2030. 91-91 Pts

2022 Cos d’Estournel Blanc – Bordeaux – White flowers, bright yellow citrus, green apples and pears create the enticing perfume. On the palate, it is the pomelo, lemon curd and a refreshing touch of spicy, green apples, with crisp citrus and vanilla that gives this freshness and ripe, sweet, fruit in the finish. The wine blends 74% Sauvignon Blanc and 24% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2032. 95-95 Pts

2022 Cos dEstournel Pagodes de Cos Blanc – Bordeaux – White peach and pomelo, with flowers, lemons, green apples and honeysuckle are found in the nose and palate here in this creamy, fresh and juicy, Bordeaux blanc. The wine is made from 57% Sauvignon Blanc and 43% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2029. 92-92 Pts

2022 Couhins Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Pineapple, green apples, tea leaves, ginger, and spice create the complex set of aromatics. Creamy, fresh and fruity, with a sweet, white peach, and citrus oriented palate, along with a spicy endnote and a touch of crushed stone on the backend, this is going to be delicious on release. The wine blends 95% Sauvignon Blanc with 5% Sauvignon Gris. Drink from 2023-2032. 91-91 Pts

2022 DAiguilhe Blanc – Bordeaux – White flowers, yellow citrus and vanilla are clearly evident on the nose and palate. The wine has lift, sweetness and freshness in its core of yellow citrus and green apples that carries through from the mid-palate to the fruit-filled finish. The wine is produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2024-2030 92-92 Pts

2022 De-France Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Sweet, lemons, pomelo, crisp green apple, and a hint of orange are already delicious to drink in this fruity, creamy-textured wine. Drink from 2024-2028. 90-90 Pts

2022 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Squeeze grapefruits over crushed rocks, and you get the idea of the perfume. The palate is packed with all the sweet, juicy, ripe pineapples, Granny Smith apples, tangerine skins, pomelo, and honeysuckle you could ask for. The wine provides the perfect blend of fresh, juicy citrus, sweetness, lift and creaminess. Drink this young for its youthful exuberance, or age it a few years for more secondary development. The wine blends 70% Sauvignon Blanc with 30% Semillon, 13.8% ABV, 3.28 pH. The harvest took place August 26 – September 5. Drink from 2025-2037. 96-96 Pts

2022 Domaine de Chevalier L’Esprit de Chevalier Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Green apples, lemons, and honeysuckle notes are all over the place here. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, citrusy, and creamy, with good energy in the finish. The wine blends 70% Sauvignon Blanc, and 30% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2032. 93-93 Pts

2022 Domaine de la Solitude Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Lemon curd, green apples, vanilla, pomelo, and a background note of white peach is what you find in the nose, and on the fruity, creamy, sweet, and fresh palate. The wine blends 70% Sauvignon Blanc, and 30% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2030. 91-91 Pts

2022 Ferrande Blanc – Graves – Zesty lemons and a creamy, citrusy finish that is going to be delicious on release and over the next few years. Drink from 2024-2027. 90-90 Pts

2022 Fieuzal Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – White peach, lemon curd, pineapple, orange rind, mango and honeysuckle shine in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is creamy, sweet, supple, and loaded with yellow, and orange tropical fruits. This will be great in your glass on release. The wine blends 55% Sauvignon and 45% Semillon. 12.8% ABV. Drink from 2024-2029. 91-91 Pts

2022 Grand Village Blanc – Bordeaux – The sweet, pink grapefruits, flowers and white peaches are balanced between their creamy textures and freshness on the palate. The wine lingers long after the wine has left your glass. This blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon is ready to go. Drink from 2025-2030. 92-92 Pts

2022 Haut Brion Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Honeysuckle, white peach, vanilla, almonds, lemon rind, pineapple, honeysuckle and white flowers create the nose. On the palate, the wine is sweet, creamy and fresh, with orange, lemon and tart green apple nuances from start to finish. Made from a blend of 51% Semillon and 49% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Semillon, picking took place August 17 – August 23. 14.2% ABV, 3.3 pH. Drink from 2025-2040. 96-96 Pts

2022 Haut Brion La Clarte de Haut Brion Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Grapefruit, green apples, pears, flowers, and lemon rind create the core of the wine. On the palate, the wine offers creamy-textured citrus, and green apples with spice, crushed stones and freshness in the finish. The wine blends 54% Semillon and 46% Semillon. 13.8% ABV, 3.29 pH. Drink from 2025-2037. 93-93 Pts

2022 Haut-Lagrange Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Orange peel, pomelo, green apples and white flowers create the perfume. The palate equals the aromatics with its crisp, juicy, zesty, lemon peel, filled character in the zesty finish. This should be delicious on release. Drink from 2024-2029. 91-91 Pts

2022 Jean Faux Blanc – Bordeaux – Bright, fresh, crisp, crunchy, yellow citrus with touch of orange and green apple, in a forward style that will be at its best over the next few years. Drink from 2024-2027. 90-90 Pts

2022 La Grande Clotte Blanc – Bordeaux – Green apples and juicy, fresh lemons are all over the place here, in the nose, and on the crisp, sweet, citrus filed palate. Drink from 2024-2028. 91-91 Pts

2022 La Louviere Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Flowers, and lemons in a sweet, creamy style with a nice honeysuckle, and orange accent in the waxy lemon finish Drink from 2024-2030. 92-92 Pts

2022 La Mission Haut Brion Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Anjou pears, green apples, white flowers, honeysuckle, lemon curd, vanilla, and orange peel create the complex nose. The palate picks up where the nose leaves off with its yellow citrus, pineapple, spice, and tangerine accents. The finish balances its sweet, juicy citrus with freshness. Made from a blend of 72% Semillon and 28% Sauvignon Blanc, picking took place September 3, finishing September 10. 14.3% ABV, 3.3 pH. Drink from 2025-2040. 97-97 Pts

2022 La Tour Carnet Blanc – Bordeaux – Flowers, spicy green apples, and pomelo form the character of this forward, sweet, fresh, white Bordeaux. This will be ready to go on release for all of its fruit and freshness. The finish serves up more of those tart Granny Smith apples and fresh lemons. Drink from 2024-2028. 92-92 Pts

2022 La-Tour-Martillac Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – With little effort you find flowers, green apples, pears, pomelo, white peach, and pineapples in the perfume. On the palate, the wine is sweet, supple, soft, and fresh, with nuances of pineapple, lemon curd, spice, and orange rind. The harvest took place August 18 – August 31.The wine blends 52% Sauvignon Blanc with 48% Semillon. 13.5% ABV. Drink from 2025-2032. 93-93 Pts

2022 Lafaurie-Peyraguey Blanc Sec – Bordeaux – Creamy, sweet and fresh lemons, green pears, green apples and white peach and a nice hit of pineapple on the nose and on the fruity palate. The wine blends 60% Sauvignon Blanc with 40% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2030. 92-92 Pts

2022 Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – White flowers, grapefruit, spearmint, orange, mango, green apple, and pineapple show in the nose. From there you find sweet, yellow and orange citrus, pineapple, and pears from start to finish on the mid-palate through to the end note. The nose is just great with all of its pineapple, white peach, honeysuckle, mango, orange rind, and waxy lemons in the perfume. Fresh, crisp and energetic, with a bit of chalk to accompany all the yellow fruits in the finish. The wine is produced from 86% Sauvignon Blanc and 14% Semillon. 14% ABV, 3.24 pH. Drink from 2024-2028. 92-92 Pts

2022 Larrivet Haut Brion Blanc Les Demoiselles – Pessac-Léognan – Grape fruits and flowers show their essence in the nose and on the palate, with this forward, sweet, juicy white wine. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release. The wine is produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2024-2028. 90-90 Pts

2022 Laurence Blanc Sec – Bordeaux – Crisp, fresh, sweet, vibrant, lemons with flowers and grapefruit aromatics and a sweet, fresh, yellow citrus filled palate are what you will find here. Drink from 2023-2030. 91 91-91 Pts

2022 Le Nardian Blanc – Bordeaux – White peach, vanilla, spice and orange rind form the core of this creamy, lush, sweet, forward, white Bordeaux wine. Drink this on the young side for all of its fresh, juicy, ripe fruits. The wine is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Muscadelle and 15% Semillon. 14.8% ABV. Drink from 2024-2028. 92-92 Pts

2022 Leroy-Beauval Blanc – Bordeaux – White flowers, lemons, green apples, and minerality combine perfectly in this fresh, already delicious white Bordeaux wine. Drink from 2024-2028. 90-90 Pts

2022 Les Champs Libres – Bordeaux – Fresh, yellow citrus, white peach, mint, Granny Smith apples, honeysuckle and white peaches create the perfume and the vivid, creamy fruit presence on the palate. The wine is produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, picked September 9 – September 11. 14% ABV, 3.01 pH. Drink from 2025-2036. 95-95 Pts

2022 Les Charmes-Godard Blanc – Côtes de Francs – Honeysuckle, green apples, lemons, ginger and pineapple create the nose. And on the palate, the wine is even better with its sweet, ripe, yellow citrus, mango, white peach and pineapple endnote. You can enjoy this for all of its sweet, ripe, fruits on release. The wine blends 60% Semillon 27% Sauvignon Blanc and 13% Sauvignon Gris. Drink from 2024-2029. 92-92 Pts

2022 Lespault-Martillac Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – White peach, pineapple, mango, lemon rind, and orange pith nuances take only a single swirl to uncover. The palate is fruity, sweet, energetic and open, so you can enjoy all of its sweet, yellow, and orange citrus notes on release. The wine blends 70%, old vine, Sauvignon Blanc with 30% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2032. 93-93 Pts

2022 Lynch Bages Blanc de Lynch Bages – Bordeaux – Flowers, lemons, white peach, orange rind, white flowers and spice show in the nose and on the bright, citrus, pear and green apple filled palate. This is going to be delicious on release. The wine is produced from blending 67% Sauvignon Blanc, 22% Semillon and 11% Muscadelle. Drink from 2023-2032. 93-93 Pts

2022 Malartic Lagraviere Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Flowers, white chocolate, pineapple, spice, papaya, white peach, and orange scents are easy to pick up on the nose. On the palate, the wine is fresh, sweet, and fruity leaving you with creamy yellow citrus, grapefruit and white peach notes. The wine blends 76% Sauvignon Blanc with 24% Semillon. The harvest took place August 24 – September 1. 14.56% ABV, pH3.29. Drink from 2025-2032. 94-94 Pts

2022 Margaux Pavillon Blanc du Chateau Margaux – Bordeaux – Lemon chiffon, lawn grass, pears, vanilla, white peach, and tangerine skin nuances form the core of this wine. The wine is forward, sweet, creamy, and pure, with a buttery accent on the long, fruit-packed, fresh, vibrant backend. The wine will be a pleasure to enjoy on release and over the following decade or longer. The wine is produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc.13.4% ABV. 3.18 pH. Yields were only 14 hectoliters per hectare, so not much of this wine was made. If you are a fan, act quickly. This is the white wine of the vintage! Drink from 2024-2037. 97-97 Pts

2022 Marjosse Blanc – Entre-Deux-Mers – Grapefruit, lemons, green apples and lime shine in this fresh, crisp. fruity, delicious, easy to like, Bordeaux Blanc. Drink from 2024-2029. 91-91 Pts

2022 Mouton Rothschild Aile D’Argent Blanc – Bordeaux – White peaches, lemon rind, flowers, grapefruit and spice are all over the place. The wine is fresh, sweet, creamy, and spicy, with ample levels of sweet, ripe, fruits, and peaches in the finish. You can enjoy this on release. The wine was made from a blend of 52% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon Gris and 1% Muscadelle. Drink from 2024-2030. 94-94 Pts

2022 Pape Clement Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Mint, white peach, green apples, and pear aromatics open the perfume. On the palate, the wine is ripe, creamy, and focused on its wealth of sweet, yellow citrus, pineapple, white peach, and orange rind notes in the mid-palate, and in the finish. The wine blends 63% Sauvignon Blanc, 35% Semillon and 2% Muscadelle. Picking took place August 28 – September 2. Drink from 2025-2035. 95-95 Pts

2022 Pape Clement Clementin Pape Clement Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Pineapple, lemon curd, orange rind, and floral nuances open the nose, and get the palate going. The wine is sweet, and creamy on the mid-palate and finish. You can enjoy this with pleasure on release. Drink from 2024-2028. 91-91 Pts

2022 Picque Caillou Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Grapefruit, lemons, and flowers with a nice bite of green apples in a sweet, fruity, forward style that will be ready to go on release. Drink from 2024-2029. 90-90 Pts

2022 Puygueraud Blanc – Bordeaux – Lemon rind, white peach and flowers on the nose get the wine going. The palate is juicy, sweet. and fresh, with loads of yellow and orange citrus along with a bite of green apple in the finish. The wine blends 86% Sauvignon Blanc with 14% Sauvignon Gris. Drink from 2024-2028. 91-91 Pts

2022 Rahoul Blanc – Graves – Crips lemons and tart green apples with florality makes this sweet, fruity, creamy, citrus wine a pleasure to enjoy in its youth. Drink from 2024-2027. 90-90 Pts

2022 Rochemorin Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Honeysuckle, yellow citrus, white peach, and candied lemons on the nose, as well as on the creamy, sweet, mineral-driven palate. Drink from 2024-2028. 90-90 Pts

2022 Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Honeysuckle, lemon rind, spice, crushed rocks, white peach, tangerine and vanilla deliver the complex aromatics. Fresh and creamy, with layers of sweet, yellow citrus, pineapple, and a breath of herbs on the backend, the wine shows promise. This is going to be simply fabulous on release. The harvest took place August 18 – September 2. The wine blends 90% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Semillon, and 5% Sauvignon Gris. ABV %14.5. Drink from 2025-2035. 95-95 Pts

2022 Smith Haut Lafitte Le Petit Smith Haut Lafitte Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Grapefruit, flowers, orange rind, and lemon peel create the nose. On the palate, the wine is creamy, forward, and ready to go with its lemon dominated fruity, mildly chalky finish. The wine is a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc, with 20% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2030. 93-93 Pts

2022 Smith Haut Lafitte Les Hauts de Smith Blanc – Pessac-Léognan – Waxy lemon, orange rind, white peach and tangerine with a dash of lime at the back of the nose. On the palate, the wine is sweet, fresh, and creamy, finishing with yellow, citrus rind in the endnote. The wine is produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2024-2030. 92-92 Pts

2022 Stella Solare Croix de Labrie – Bordeaux – White peach, pineapple, guava and saffron create in the perfume. From there, you find a fleshy, creamy, tropical-accented, citrus oriented wine that will be delicious on release. The wine is a blend of 60% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sauvignon Gris. Drink from 2024-2030. 92-94 Pts

2022 Suduiraut Lions de Suduiraut Bordeaux Blanc Sec – Bordeaux – White peach, grapefruit, Granny Smith apples, lemon and ginger produce a showy perfume. The wine is sweet, fruity, fresh and forward, so you can enjoy it in its youth for all of its sweet, creamy, yellow and white fruits. The wine blends 54% Semillon, and 46% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2024-2029. 91-91 Pts

2022 Suduiraut Pur Semillon Grand Vin Blanc Sec – Sauternes – The complex nose offers citrus, smoke, hazel nuts, green apples, pears, flowers, pineapple, and honeysuckle in its perfume. The wine is elegant, energetic, and creamy, with sweetness, and lift in the lemon, grapefruit, and pear oriented finish. The wine is only made in special vintages and is as the name implies, produced from 100% Semillon. The wine is not easy to find as only 3 barrels 75 cases are produced. Drink from 2024-2034. 94-94 Pts

2022 Suduiraut Vieilles Vignes Grand Vin Blanc Sec – Sauternes – Sweet juicy lemons, white peach, spice, mango, and honeysuckle on the nose get this started. But it is on the palate, with its sweet citrus, orange pith, and touch of honey where the wine shows its best. The wine blends 55% Semillon and 45% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2023-2029. 92-92 Pts

2022 Talbot Caillou Blanc – Bordeaux – Yellow citrus, white peach, orange rind and honeysuckle scents open the nose. On the palate, the wine is creamy, sweet, exuberant and fruity, with just a hint of chalk in the backend of the finish. The wine blends 71% Sauvignon Blanc and 29% Semillon.14% ABV. Drink from 2024-2028. 92-92 Pts

2022 Valandraud Blanc de Valandraud – Bordeaux – Lemon rind, pomelo, vanilla, spice, flowers and nuts create the attention-grabbing perfume. The wine is as fresh as it is rich, and creamy-textured. The salt-tinged finish of green apples, yellow citrus, pink grapefruit and touch of chalk really sticks with you, due to all its fruits and freshness. The wine blends 45% Sauvignon Gris, 40% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon. 15% ABV, 3.15 pH. Only 500 cases were produced. Drink from 2025-2035. 95-95 Pts

2022 Virginie de Valandraud Blanc – Bordeaux – Spring flowers, lemon rind, vanilla, white peach, honeysuckle and green apples fill the nose. The palate is fresh, fruity, and loaded with sweet yellow citrus, a gentle touch of herbs, and licorice that enters at the end of the finish. The wine blends 55% Semillon with 45% Sauvignon Blanc. Drink from 2025-2031. 93-93 Pts

Only one more report to go, 2022 Sauternes. Fans of sweet white Bordeaux should take a serious look at 2022 Bordeaux as the vignerons that picked at the right moment, late in the season made some outstanding wine!

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