21/11/99 – Sainsbury’s (France) White Bordeaux

Sainsbury’s White Bordeaux (France) Non Vintage
Cheap, generic supermarket Bordeaux is often a safer bet for whites than reds. Whereas many 4 clarets are rather insipid and washed-out efforts. This example comes from the well-known negociant Ginestet , and therefore the same ownership as some respected Chateaux. It has a nose of lemon and peach, with a slightly grassy note. The palate is balanced and fresh with plenty of citrus fruit, but also a buttery softness in the mouth that makes it very drinkable on its own, or with fish or maybe Chinese food. Exemplary cheap wine. Sainsbury 3.29