Domaine du Cheval Blanc comes from the great house of Crus et Domaines de France (CDF), a legendary Bordeaux producer with over 200 years of history. You can bet that any wine with the CDF name on it will be spectacular.
CDF owns properties all over France, but their main holdings are in Bordeaux. No less than 30 chateaux have the CDF name on them, and we're guessing they're one of the biggest proprietors in the appellation.
What is interesting here is that this is the only white Bordeaux in the portfolio. Obviously, CDF must make a statement here with a wine that matches the quality of their entire empire. They have nothing to worry about. Bordeaux Blanc is very rare. Less than 10% of the wines from here are dry whites, yet they are among the most revered and expensive wines in the world.
Our selection is a blend of 40% each Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon and 20% Muscadelle. This blend has been tried in many other countries, but none have tasted like this. The grapes in this region produce wine unlike any other in any part of the world. It is obviously the soil which plays a very important part here.
In the glass, first comes the rocky soil nose, then tart stone fruit, lime zest and fig. Next, a wave of spice, guava and gooseberry make an entrance. The entire process takes minutes instead of seconds, and you'll definitely want seconds.
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