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Château Rahoul Blanc

Membre de l'Union des Grands Crus - AOC Graves

Château Rahoul

With their magnificent balance of aromatic complexity, freshness and generosity on the palate, the white Graves of Chateau Rahoul will elegantly withstand several years ageing in bottle.

Vinification & Ageing

Alcoholic fermentation in barrel.

8 - 9 months in barrel (20% new). Ageing on the fine lees with regular stirring.

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Tasting notes

Blend

53% Sémillon, 47% Sauvignon blanc

Medals and Accolades

Perswijn
- ***(*)etoile(s)

Goed

Smaak: sappig en fruitig, mooie zuren

Vinous Media
- 88-90/100

The 2020 offers attractive green apple, gooseberry and cold steel aromas on the focused nose. The palate is well defined, offering crisp acidity on the entry...

Vert de vin
- 89-90/100

Le nez est frais, fruité et offre un fin côté incisif ainsi qu'une discrète pointe fumée...La bouche est fruitée et offre de la jutosité, de la fraicheur, une bonne définition, une certaine gourmandise ainsi que de la précision, une petite tension, de la suavité, de la minéralité et une jolie finesse du grain... 

Le Figaro

Attaque ciselée, bouche droite, fluide, fraîche, facile d'accès.

Wine Advocate
- 89-91/100

The 2020 rolls out of the glass with expressive scents of fresh grapefruit, lime cordial and mandarin peel with hints of dillseed and beeswax. The medium-bodied palate is crisp, clean and refreshing, delivering chalk-tinged citrus flavors and finishing with a zesty kick in its step. 

The Wine Cellar Insider
- 90/100

Lemon, grapefruit and green apple nuances are all over the place here. The wine is sweet, fresh, creamy and crisp with a blast of juicy Meyer lemon rind in the zesty finish. This is already showing just great.

Falstaff
- 89-91/100

Helles Goldgelb, Silberreflexe. Nuancen von Zitronenverbene, feiner Touch von weißem Pfirsich, ein Hauch von Minze und Limetten. Saftig, elegant, feine weiße Apfelfrucht, mineralisch-salzig im Abgang, ein ausgewogener Speisenbegleiter, bereits gut antrinkbar.

Anthocyanes.com
- 89-91/100

Plus agrumes et légèrement exotique que fruits frais, le nez de Ch. Rahoul blanc 2020 est frais et gourmand. Légère pointe boisée en finale avec de l'allonge, des notes de poire et d'eucalyptus.

Jamessuckling.com
- 91-92/100

Plenty of dried fruit with green apple and lime, as well as some yogurt and nougat character. It's medium-to-full-bodied. Flavorful finish.

Jancis Robinson.com
- 16/20

Light, floral nose. Something sweet and green-leafy on the front palate. Rather elegantcertainly not intense. Refreshing, light-bodied but perhaps not the mostserious of these dry white bordeaux. Not much evidence of oak. Good persistence though. This would make a superior aperitif. Very Sauvignon.

Tastingbook
- 90/100

Bright yellow with green hue. Very appealing nose with juicy fruit, physalis, grapefruit and ripe peaches, tangerine zest in the background, backed by fine aromatic herbs and hints of white blossoms. On the palate medium bodied with well balanced character, crisp acidity, juicy fruit and mouth-watering mineralityA charming wine with elegance and length.

Terre de Vins
90/100

Cette production de la maison Dourthe propose un vin plutôt discret, sur la finesse. Robe limpide, nez pudique sur le tilleul et la pêche blanche. Un vin tout en légèreté, une bouche incisive et tendue jusqu’à la finale d’agrumes sur le citron jaune et vert mais sans agressivité. Fin et élégant.

Tasting notes

Clear in appearance and tinged with yellow-green, white-peach aromas melding with floral notes of lilac command the bouquet. Initially smooth on the palate, the wine soon develops richer, fleshy character, with good volume to support aromas of white-fleshed fruits. Long and complex on the finish, exuding lingering fruit notes underpinned by delicate oak.

 

Blend

61% Sémillon, 39% Sauvignon blanc

Medals and Accolades

Guide Hachette
- 2etoile(s)

Coup de coeur

...Une expression élégante à laquelle fait écho une bouche ample, d'une grande fraîcheur tout en affichant beaucoup de matière, épaulée par un boisé impeccable et dynamisée par de fins amers en finale. Un vin complet et complexe. 

Wine Enthusiast
- 90/100

This wood-aged wine has richness and a tight texture that needs to soften. With its intense acidity and perfumed, ripe herbal character, the wine needs time. Drink from 2022

En Magnum
- 91-92/100

Un blanc plein de personnalité. Nez fruité, expressif, net, bouche franche, charnue, fruitée, tonique, avec une belle matière et une excellente suite.

 

Wine Advocate
- 90/100

The Rahoul 2019 Blanc sails out of the glass with vibrant notions of fresh grapefruit, green mango and lime juice with hints of lemongrass, coriander seed and fresh hay. Medium-bodied, the palate is packed with zip and zing, delivering mouth-filling citrus flavors and a racy backbone, finishing on a lingering spicy note.  

Vinous Media
- 90-92/100

The 2019 Rahoul Blanc is a powerful, deep and ample wine with a real feeling of phenolic intensity. Dried orchard fruit, sage, mint and dried herbs give the Blanc a distinctly savory quality. There is not a lot of fruit here but there is plenty of both complexity and overall structure. The 2019 is a touch eccentric, but very intriguing. Here, readers will find a white wine with real depth and staying power.

Jamessuckling.com
- 91-92/100

Fresh and dry white with lemon-zest and sliced dried-apple character. Medium to full body. Bitter lemons on the creamy finish.

Tasting notes

Attractive pale yellow in appearance, the wine reveals elegant aromas of white peach and lemony verbena. The wine is generous and perfumed on the palate from the outset. Semillon, the predominant grape variety, imparts richness and body to the wine, balanced by the sauvignon and culminating in a fresh, citrus-laden finish. 

 

Blend

77% Sémillon, 23% Sauvignon blanc

Medals and Accolades

En Magnum
- 91/100
Jeb Dunnuck.com
- 90/100

...The 2018 Château Rahoul Blanc reveals a light gold hue as well as beautiful, vibrant notes of lemon curd, honeyed grapefruit, and crushed rock-like minerality. It's medium-bodied, with bright yet integrated acidity, notable balance, and a great finish. A hidden gem of a white, it has real character and should keep for 2-4 years. 

The Wine Doctor.com
- 90/100

...The nose offers scents of peach, green pear and fresh orange citrus fruits, while the palate combines these witha bitter pithy substance, polished textture and a touch of sinew... 

Schweizerische Weinzeitung
- 16/20

Bordeaux Année 2018 : Qualité exceptionnelle

Jamessuckling.com
- 91/100

Aromas of cooked lemon, guava, flint and nettles. It's medium-bodied with bright, tangy acidity. Fresh and precise with citrus notes on the finish.  

www.beckustator.com
- 90/100

Bouquet aux nombreuses facettes avec des notes minérales et fruitées. Ainsi je relève des parfums de pêches blanches et de limes suivies de nuances de silex. En bouche le vin est légèrement crémeux, rond et équilibré. Bonne expression fruitée en finale.  

Decanter
- 90/100

A successful white, with pear fruits and soft citrus, and some slate texture on the finish. A little soft but this is good quality.

Drinking Window 2021 - 2028

Guide Hachette
- 1etoile(s)

1 étoile =Vin très réussi

L'élégance de la robe, jaune paille à reflets verts, se retrouve dans le bouquet aux notes de fleurs blanches et de vanille, ainsi que dans le palais, frais et alerte, souligné par une note de minéralité.

Vinum
- 16/20

Von zurückhaltender, kompakter, fleischiger Art, gewinnt mit der Reife.

 

Jamessuckling.com
- 91-92/100

This is mostly semillon and it shows wonderful, silky and dried-fruit character, such as lemon zest. Medium-to full-bodied. Fresh and bright finish.

 

Tasting notes

Sauvignon blanc character takes a leading role this vintage, with the bouquet offering citrus fruit character enriched by aromas of grapefruit, white-fleshed fruits and a delicate floral note of acacia. Stunning freshness and balance on the palate. Clean on the attack and rapidly gaining in generosity, echoing the prominent aromas on the bouquet, while the structure gains lovely, rich, fleshy character. Freshness and well-balanced aromas pre-empt the long, lingering finish. Superbly elegant Rahoul.

 

Blend

59% Sémillon, 41% Sauvignon blanc

Medals and Accolades

En Magnum
- 16/20

...harmonie de sémillons idéalement adaptés au terroir et au climat des Graves...Finesse et pureté aromatique...délicatesse de corps...  

Jamessuckling.com
- 92/100

 

Impressively poised nose with lightly reductive lemons and white peaches, as well as freshly cut herbs. The palate has impressive concentration and quite intense notes of fresh, grassy lemons and stone. Great poise here. A blend of 59% semillon and 41% sauvignon blanc.

 

 

Yvesbeck.vin
- 92/100

59% Sauvignon Blanc, 41% Sémillon

Bouquet filigrane aux nombreuses facettes. Je relève des notes de pêches, de mirabelles et de poivre blanc. Caractère friand et légèrement crémeux en bouche. Le vin est sapide, un peu salin et parfaitement équilibré. Il est idéalement soutenu par sa structure qui confère de la race et de la fraîcheur. Finale fruitée et persistante. Maintenant - 2025

Jancis Robinson.com
- 16,5/20

Lovely waxy lemon that has become more Sémillon with time in the bottle – for me an important part of bordeaux blanc. Rich and broad on the palate but with a lively grapefruit freshness. Very good balance. Doesn’t have huge depth but lots of pleasure and complexity, with more to come. (JH)

Guide Bettane et Desseauve
- 15,5/20

Tasting notes

Renowned for Semillon cultivated on gravel, aromas of white peach and pear and a hint of smoke define this Rahoul 2016. Cultivated on clay over a limestone subsoil in certain parcels on the estate, appealing Sauvignon blanc lends lingering aromas offering mineral character, freshness and length. This is a successful blend, largely due to rigorously monitored harvesting dates, which lend round, fresh character and length to this superb white wine terroir.

Blend

78% Sémillon, 22% Sauvignon blanc

Medals and Accolades

Jamessuckling.com
- 92/100

This is very exotic and rich with lots of sliced-mango, apple, peach, and banana character. Full-bodied, layered and delicious. One of the best in years. A blend of 78 per cent semillon and 22 per cent sauvignon blanc.

 

Vinous Media
- 89/100

The 2016 Rahoul Blanc comes from limestone-rich soils. It presents attractive honeysuckle and white flower aromas on the nose, which is quite discreet but focused and delineated. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity on the entry, offering green apples and Williams pear. A touch of brioche toward the finish lends some sweetness, but overall this Graves Blanc is built on tension and linearity. 

Yvesbeck.vin
- 90/100

Jaune aux reflets verdoyants. Bouquet complexe aux notes florales et fruitées. Agréable effluves de pêches blanches, de noisettes et de tabac. Avec un peu d’aération apparaissent également des notes de pierres à feu. Touche saline en attaque. Au palais, le vin est frais, fruité, juteux et expressif. Belle intensité aromatique dès la mise en bouche et jusqu’en finale. Maintenant – 2024  90/100

Jancis Robinson.com
- 16/20

Very ripe lemons on the nose. On the palate, just ripe apricot and clementine. Very pretty fruit and an attractive chew to the texture. (JH)

Guide Hachette
- 1etoile(s)

Frais et fruité (ananas, pêche), aux arômes printaniers, ce vin bien typé graves dévoile un palais ample, rond et élégant, souligné par une pointe de vivacité bien dosée qui apporte une belle longueur.

 

*= vin très réussi.

Guide Bettane et Desseauve
- 15,5/20
Erobertparker.com
- 89/100

A blend of 78% Sémillon and 22% Sauvignon Blanc all barrel fermented in oak, the 2016 Blanc has lovely expressive white peaches, lemon curd and ripe Bosc pear notes with touches of paraffin wax and baker's yeast. The medium-bodied palate gives a great intensity of stone fruit flavors, finishing on a yeasty/toasty note.

La Revue du Vin de France
- 16,5/100

Les jolis 2016 à retenir sur la Rive gauche...

Château Rahoul :Des sémillons (80%) qui évoquent la fraîcheur d'un sauvignon. Le vin est vif, avec ce qu'il faut de nervosité.

Falstaff
- 90/100

Helles Gelbgrün, Silberreflexe, zart gewürzig unterlegte weiBe Apfelfrucht, ein Hauch von Mango, Limettenzesten. Mittlerer Körper, frisch stukturiert, zitroniger Touch, zarter Blütenhonig, bietet unkompliziertes Trinkvergnügen.

Tasting notes

Bright in appearance and pale yellow in colour. Lovely Semillon expression on the nose, revealing aromas of white peach and pineapple. Complexity and elegance define the generous palate, which flows through to a fresh, well-balanced finish.

Blend

74% Sémillon, 19% Sauvignon blanc, 7% Sauvignon gris

Medals and Accolades

Guide de la RVF des meilleurs vins de France
- 15/20

 Coup de Coeur. Ce blanc 2015 à dominante de sémillon ne laisse pas indifférent. Il possède la rondeur du cépage et une gamme aromatique florale. On s'en régale déjà aujourd' hui.

Guide Bettane et Desseauve
- 16/20
Jamessuckling.com
- 91/100

This shows so much sherbet and lemon-rind character. Full-bodied, energetic and tangy. A lively and layered white that shows lots of semillion character.

Jeb Dunnuck.com
- 93/100

Another terrific white from the vintage is the 2015 Château Rahoul Blanc. This medium-bodied, clean, crisp effort offers classic notes of caramelized citrus, crushed rocks, white flowers and lots of brioche and toasted bread notes. It’s rich, impeccably balanced and elegant, and is high-class stuff.

Guide Hachette
- 1etoile(s)

1 étoile (Vin très réussi)

Un élevage en barrique a apporté de la tenue à ce vin ample et frais, sans trop peser sur son joli bouquet floral et fruité, légèrement minéral.

Guide Bettane et Desseauve
- 16/20

Superbe nez raffiné, développant un fruit pur, une élégante minéralité, de jolies notes de citronelle et d'ananas, bouche charnue, aromatique, franche, avec des arômes persistants et une excellente  vivacité en finale.

Guide Hubert
- 17,5/20

Ténor de l'année. Superbe nez raffiné, développant un fruit pur, une élégante minéralité, de jolies notes de citronnelle et d’ananas, bouche charnue, grasse, aromatique, franche, avec des arômes persistants et une excellente vivacité en finale. Très réussi.

Decanter World Wine Award
- Silver - 91/100
Guide de la RVF des meilleurs vins de France
- 15/20

Coup de Coeur de l'année - Ce blanc 2015 à dominante de sémillon ne laisse pas indifférent. Il possède la rondeur du cépage et une gamme aromatique florale. On s'en régale déjà aujourd'hui.

Tasting notes

White peach and pear aromas on the bouquet, together with a hint of bergamot. The palate, enveloped in unctuous Semillon character is rich and full. The wine reveals a hint of verbena on the finish, lifted by appealing Sauvingon blanc freshness.

Blend

78% Sémillon, 15% Sauvignon blanc, 7% Sauvignon gris

Medals and Accolades

Wine Enthusiast
- 90/100

The ripe 65% of Sémillon is the secret behind this rich wine. While at the young stage it has a herbal character that is going to fill out impressively to give a creamy wine with a touch of vanilla and fine crisp, juicy acidity.

Guide de la RVF des meilleurs vins de France
- 16/20

Très belle réussite en blanc 2014! Pas moins de 78% de sémillon dans un assemblage salin, vif, mais avec un fruit expressif en bouche. Les sémillons opulents, mais sans lourdeur, et donnent d'excellents résultats après vinification et élevage en barriques dont 18% de fûts neufs. 

Vinum
- 15,5/20

Von schlanker, fruchtiger, bekömmlicher Art, mit spürbarer Mineralität und Säure.

Matthewjukes.com
- 16/20

Fairly lemony and waxy with decent grip and a faint exotic banana and peach tone, this is a very forward wine.

Jancis Robinson.com
- 16.5/20

Floral, sweet nose. Mineral and quite refined but with less searing acidity than most. 

LE PAN
- 89/100

Very good Rahoul Blanc this year with lifted passion fruit and citrus along with a creamy, generous mid-palate. The acidity is fresh and lively - this wine is ready to enjoy young.

 

Wine Enthusiast
- 90/100

Intense acidity and herbaceous notes are the hallmarks of this tight, fruited wine. The Sauvignon Blanc – crisp and fresh – shines right through.

 

 

timatkin.com
- 93/100

Tasting notes

Lovely green-tinged pale yellow in colour, revealing complex aromas of limeblossom and white flowers on the bouquet. The wine is rich and generous on the palate, offering no trace of overbearing character, and instead delivers mineral notes of lemon verbena, developing into a lovely fresh finish with hints of peppered mint

Blend

80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon blanc

Medals and Accolades

The Wine Cellar Insider
- 90/100

All that fresh squeezed grapefruit, honeysuckle and lemon peel give this wine a blast of fresh, refreshing, crispness and a touch of French vanilla. Forward in style, this will be best on young side.

 

Guide Hachette
- 2etoile(s)

Coup de coeur . 2 étoiles = Vin remarquable

Si le domaine a souvent montré qu’il savait parfaitement vinifier les vins rouges, ce cru est surtout réputé pour ses graves blancs. Une renommée qui ne pâlira pas avec ce superbe 2013. Pêche, tilleul et buis, autant d’arômes attrayants qui se partagent le nez. Franc à l’attaque, vif, complexe, élégant et minéral, le palais fait l’unanimité par sa finale à la fois ample, acidulée et mentholée. L’étoffe et le volume d’un sémillon (80%) et l’entrain d’un sauvignon raffiné.

Guide de la RVF des meilleurs vins de France
- 15/20

2013 est à la fois nerveux et généreux avec une sensibilité d'épices en finale. Il marque vraiment un tournant dans le style des blancs de la propriété. 

Guide Bettane et Desseauve
- 16/20

Coup de Coeur.Le blanc 2013 est tout bonnement éblouissant. (...)

On aime la complexité et la belle précision du nez, qui développe des arômes de fruits blancs, tilleul, menthol, réglisse ainsi qu'une grande minéralité, la bouche charnue, aromatique, vigoureuse, tendue par une excellente vivacité. Racé et équilibré.

Decanter World Wine Award

SILVER MEDAL

Guide Hubert
- 5etoile(s)

(...) TENOR DE L'ANNEE. On aime la complexité et la belle précision du nez, qui développe des arômes de fruits blancs, tilleul, menthol, réglisse ainsi qu'une grande minéralité, la bouche charnue, aromatique, vigoureuse, tendue par une excellente vivacité. Racé et équilibré. (...)

Wine Spectator
- 88/100

Offers a juicy feel, with good cut to the notes of orange and tangerine, while peach and heather accents fill out the background. Shows a light brioche echo on the finish. Drink now. –JM

Wine Advocate
- 90 - 92/100

The finest white Rahoul I have tasted in many years, the 2013 exhibits a slight greenish hue to the color along with lots of citrus notes, medium body, surprising concentration and depth, and beautiful balance and purity. Drink it over the next decade or more.

The World of Fine Wine
- 16.5/20

Full,vinous,balanced; aromas still discrete; big potential, first-rate vinification.

La Revue du Vin de France

Réussite: 80% de sémillon avec la vivacité et un fruit expressif à la finale préservant l'éclat.

Gault&Millau
- 16/20

Citronné, acidulé mais pas seulement, il offre aussi de belles saveurs de fleurs, de pêche de vigne, d'anis et de fine badiane. La bouche est longue, rafraîchissante et très élancée.

Le Point

Aubépine, fruits blancs, poire, fin, onctueux, délicat, un peu salin, harmonieux, finale fraîche

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
- 87-90/100

Good full straw-yellow. Herbs and underbrush complicate grapefruit and green fig aromas on the nose. Nicely layered, mineral-driven flavors of yellow melon, green fig and herbs are complicated by an earthy note. Finishes quite juicy, with mounting acidity and a note of arugula.

timatkin.com
- 92/100

(...) this property's white wine is hitting the heights it last achieved in the 1990s. This 80/20 Semillon/Sauvignon blend is herbal and sappy, with notes of beeswax and stone fruit and a touch of vanilla oak.

Vinifera
- 3etoile(s)

Belle vivacité. Style tendu, salin, avec une belle finale. (88/100)

L'Obs - Le Nouvel Observateur

Joli vin frais et fruité sur une belle matière

Matthewjukes.com
- 16.5/20

More grip and verve and less obvious oak. Nicely balanced.

Decanter
- 16.25/20

(87/100pts) Quite ripe lemony fruit, good depth and precision and class for white Graves.

Wine Enthusiast
- 91 - 93/100

This rich, full-bodied wine also boasts ample freshness and acidity. Flavors of pineapple and fresh apricot broaden the texture, followed by a rounded aftertaste

Jamessuckling.com
- 88 - 89/100

Clean and mineral with dried-apple and lemon character. Medium body, bright acidity and a crisp finish.

Tasting notes

Attractive pale yellow in appearance, the wine reveals a lovely, expressive bouquet of complex floral and white fruit aromas – pear and hawthorn – with a hint of citrus. On the palate, the fleshy, generous Semillon shines through, underpinned by the freshness of the Sauvignon, which brings balances to the wine. Meticulous ageing has given the wine its subtle oak character, which in no way detracts from the overall aromatic freshness, nor the long, fresh finish with minty notes. The wine reflects the Rahoul terroir well.

Blend

80% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon blanc

Medals and Accolades

Erobertparker.com
- 89/100

A strong effort from Rahoul, this wine has medium to full body and loads of caramelized citrus, orange oil and honeysuckle. Drink it over the next decade.

Jancis Robinson.com
- 16,5/20

80% Sémillon. Very nice combination of richness and struck-match suggestion. Very cool and fresh – and more youthful than most. The palate suggests that the grapes were picked relatively early for this is still tense and crisp. In fact there is more than a hint of the Hunter here!

Guide Bettane et Desseauve
- 15/20

Super nez exubérant et pur, très fruits blancs (poire williams), résineux, pistache, fumée, bouche charnue, ample, franche, minérale, avec une vivacité superbe et une très longue finale.

Wine Spectator
- 89/100

Savory and thyme notes mingle with a hint of lemon zest, while a backdrop of bitter grapefruit and jicama accents form the finish. A plump shortbread flavor echoes.

Le Point

Nez réducteur, bouche bien sauvignon, fraîche et ronde, pas très longue. O= 2014 G= 5 ans

Wine Enthusiast
- 90 - 92/100

Barrel sample. This is an herbaceous, cool wine that shows fresh pear and lime flavor. It does have a sense of structure that gives density and texture on the finish.

timatkin.com
- 89/100
Matthewjukes.com
- 16.5/20
Jancis Robinson.com
- 16.5/20

Hint of exotic fruits on the nose of this. Then some appetising minerality on the palate. Very slightly skinny finish but this criticism is to split hairs. Exciting and correct. Fan of green fruit flavours on the finish.

Gault&Millau
- 16/20

Après un premier nez boisé (en cours d'élevage), le fruit apparait relevé par du citron, de l'anis et prolongé par de la sauge et de la rose.

Anthony Rose
- 90 - 92/100

Lovely complex solids aromatic quality with Burgundian-style batonnage bringing a Swan Vesta struck-match and wholewheat leesy character to the tropical zest fresh grapefruit aromas, while the palate is refreshingly juicy with a complex citrus-zesty character behind concentrated and characterful citrusy sauvignon-based fruit.

Wine Advocate
- 87 - 89/100

Caramelized citrus and butterscotch notes are followed by an elegant, crisp, fresh, medium-bodied dry white.

Decanter
- 16.5/20

Fine lemon yellow, lovely Semillon-Sauvignon blend and worthy of many Pessac-Leognans, very good wine. (88/100pts) 

Tasting notes

Interesting aromatic complexity, citrus and lime blossom on the nose. Ample palate, well balanced with nice freshness and discrete and melded oak notes. A very successful wine.

Blend

70% Sémillon, 30% Sauvignon blanc

Medals and Accolades

Jancis Robinson.com
- 16/20

"Smoky and a little reductive now. Strong vegetal notes and although the flavours on the palate are also in the green fruit spectrum, it is zesty and refreshing and persistent. Well done in a grassy, fresh style."

 

Gault&Millau
Un vin pour le plaisir de la table sur une viande blanche pour sa fraîcheur et ses notes de sauge. Le citronné se chamaille avec la goyave.
Wine Enthusiast
- 91 - 93/100

Despite some reductive character on the nose, the fruit on the palate shows good weight and richness. It should become a rich, citrus-flavored wine.

Weinwisser
- 16/20
timatkin.com
- 90/100
Decanter
- 16+/20

Crisp and Pale, fine vivacious citrusy fruit, lifted elegance and good future. 

Jancis Robinson.com
- 15.5/20

Greeny lemon colour. Lots of citrus and green-apple freshness on the nose. Very Sauvignon on the palate, softened with some creamy mealy oak. But eye-watering acidity. 

Matthewjukes.com
- 17/20
Wine Spectator
- 88 - 91/100

Lots of lemon zest and grapefruit pulp notes lead to a fresh, floral and very lively finish. Brisk and nervy.

Vinifera
- 88/100

 

Joli jus avec un côté cristallin, une texture ample, évasée, de beaux arômes de pêche et une finale dotée d'une bonne persistance.

New Bordeaux
- 87/100
Falstaff
- 90/100

Helles Gelbgrün. Zart nach Mandarinenzesten, ein Hauch von Stachelbeeren, zarte Krauterwurze. Stofflig, mineralisch, Wei&szlig,e Tropenfrucht, lebendiger Säurebogen, zitroniger, frischer Nachhall.

Tasting notes

Pale yellow and bright in appearance, the wine is round and generous, revealing abundant freshness. White fruit aromas of pear dominate on the nose, and a hint of citrus fruits infuses a lively touch. Toasty notes from the well-integrated oak add the finishing touch to this beautifully balanced palate. A complex, concentrated and rich wine.

Blend

65% Sémillon, 35% Sauvignon blanc

Medals and Accolades

Gault&Millau
- 16/20

L'agrume ouvre la porte à des touches de miel, de cire d'abeille et à quelques notes de pâte de fruits. La petite note exotique rejoint une bouche fraîche finement acidulée aux nuances d'amande douce et de papaye.

Wine Spectator
- 90/100

Offers a hint of brioche, with lemon curd, blanched almond, star fruit and creamed gooseberry notes. The lively finish imparts a saline freshness. Drink now through 2014. -JM

Erobertparker.com
- 87/100

Lots of grapefruit, some subtle oak and a honeyed, medium-bodied mouthfeel are pleasant in this straightforward, dry white Graves.

Wine Advocate
- 87/100

Lots of grapefruit, some subtle oak, and a honeyed, medium-bodied mouthfeel are pleasant in this straightforward, dry white Graves. 

Wine Spectator
- 90/100

Offers a hint of brioche, with lemon curd, blanched almond, star fruit and creamed gooseberry notes. The lively finish imparts a saline freshness. 

Jancis Robinson.com
- 17/20

Really creamy on the nose. Savoury oak over ripe fruit with body and freshness. Rounded and full in the mouth.....it makes an attractive whole.

Guide Bettane et Desseauve
Jolis arômes de fruits blancs, acacia et verveine, bouche charnue, fruitée, avec une belle longueur et une finale délicieusement acidulée.
Vino Magazine
*** TRES BON.
La Revue du Vin de France
Réussite! Le nez est ouvert et très mûr, habillé par un élevage assez appuyé. La bouche est puissante et riche....
Wine Enthusiast
- 90 - 92/100

The wine has rich citrus and pear flavors, with weight, an oily texture and balanced wood spice to finish. Well structured.
Le vin aux arômes riches d'agrumes et de poire a du corps, une texture onctueuse et un harmonieux boisé épicé en finale. Jolie structure.

Wine Advocate
- 90 - 92/100

The Rahoul blanc has a vigorous, citrus-driven nose, with crisp lime, citrus lemon and fresh dewy green apples on the nose. The palate is well balanced with apricot and Tropicana in the background, nicely defined with good weight towards the finish. This is a little gem.

timatkin.com
- 87/100
TAST
- 16/20

Beaucoup de caractère pour ce vin extrêmement fruité, épicé et fumé, offrant une bouche flatteuse et ample, avec un fruit superbe, de la mineralité et de la fraicheur. Un beau blanc, puissant et équilibré.

Le Point
Pêche blanche, note de grillé, poire, bouche bien fruitée en attaque, vin frais, délicat, rafraîchissant, bonne acidité qui prolonge la finale.
Jancis Robinson.com
- 16.5/20

Very pale greyish green. Exotic pear-juice aromas. Is there some Sauvignon Gris in here? It is certainly headily perfumed. Then finishes a little lighter than some though it’s a nice variation on the usual theme.

Jamessuckling.com
- 87 - 88/100

Good fruit, with slightly unripe pineapple and lemon aromas and flavors. Medium body, with bright acidity.

Decanter
- 16.5/20

Fine floral expression, good depth and impressive length. Drink 2013-18.



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