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(2022) In the same family hands for 10 generations, this 25 hectare estate makes both dry and sweet wines. The first thing that strikes is the oily, rich mouthfeel of the wine, dominated by a fat lemon and lime juiciness. There is a hint of passion fruit from the Sauvignon content, but it is discreet and the wine is more about citrus, a lightly buttery quality on the mid-palate, and a tangy, grapefruity finish for a food-friendly, versatile and inexpensive wine.
(2015) From Entre-Deux-Mers, this is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc with Semillon and Muscadelle, weighing in with just 12.5% alcohol. The Sauvignon dominates the aromatics, green-tinged but ripe notes of melon and waxy limes, a nice sense of restraint and elegance and quite tight. On the palate it is really very cool and pure, much more about crunchy apple and citrus, flecked with a touch of more exotic melon and peach, but taut with a spine of crisp, shellfish-friendly acidity. A fine, delicate but vivid wine.
(2015) This is a typical white Graves blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and a touch of Muscadelle. It has a really inviting nose, with some of the Sauvignon Blanc grassy punch and tropicality, but waxy, lemon and grapefruit peel tang too. In the mouth it is fully, vibrantly fruity, filling the mouth with those zesty citrus flavours, but a touch of peachy ripeness too. Good weight and texture, a touch of mineral salts to the dry, fresh acidity, all add up to a wine that's excellent to sip on its own, but which has broad food-matching credentials too. A Wine of the Week for me, watch my video review.
(2014) Having bought the vineyard and moved with his family from London to Bordeaux, Gavin Quinney has established a great reputation for his wines. This is the antithesis of the flamboyantly pungent Marlborough style, a Sauvignon Blanc with plenty of savoury aspects and restraint. There is a nuttiness and creaminess on the nose, not from oak but perhaps from a percentage of Semillon in the blend, but the fruit quality is pristine. On the palate it has a limpid weight with nicely rich texture, plenty of fruit with both citrus cut and hints of greater ripeness, but a terrific core of acidity that shimmers to the finish. Model stuff. A recent 'Wine of the Week', watch this video review for more information.
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