Bordeaux Blanc, 2018. Mary Taylor

Bordeaux Blanc, 2018. Mary Taylor

Item #: B1019W1IF
Vintage: 2018
Varietal: Bordeaux Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: A.O.C. Bordeaux, France
Color: Very Pale
Nose: Minerals, White Peach
Palate: Rich Fruit
Finish: Great Density, Citrus Notes
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2022/Shellfish, Fowl/12.0% Alcohol by Volume

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There are very few Bordeaux wines named after a specific person. As a matter of fact, we can't think of one. Winemakers who label their wines with a family name usually refer to a male. This is the first Bordeaux wine we've seen that is named after a woman.

Mary Taylor grew up in the wine business. Her interest in the topic began at a very early age and continued into adulthood. Her first job was at the renowned house of Sotheby's, a distinguished auction house with 250 years of history.

It was at Sotheby's that she tasted all the great wines offered at auction. It was a dizzying experience but one that took her all over the world in a glass. From there she went to Acker Merrall, founded in 1820, the oldest wine shop in the U.S.

It then occurred to Mary to search for and find the hidden wine treasures herself - so on to Europe she journeyed. It was there that she began to learn about the thousands of years of wine history, and she became a devotee.

Bordeaux seemed to call her the loudest. She was struck by the hundreds of different appellations, customs and, of course, the history.

The fact that less than 20% of Bordeaux wine is white, didn't seem to deter Mary. Instead, it energized her to the point of teaming with Jean Marc Barthez to produce this stunning Sauvignon Blanc-based treasure, offering conduits to the soil along with lovely stone fruit and citrus notes, luscious and lasting.