Pessac-Léognan White


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Les Hauts de Smith 2015

Such a striking nose – it has got to be one of the most recognisable white wines in Bordeaux.

Points 89
Domaine de la Solitude 2015

A great-value white from the Olivier Bernard team. Lovely tension on display between exotic and citrus fruits.

Points 90

Fairly rich expression of 65% Sauvignon Blanc with 15% Sauvignon Gris and 20% Semillon, with a dominance of rich, creamy fruits. Six months new oak for the Semillon and six…

Points 88

Clearly working in a reductive environment during ageing, emphasising a lovely sense of precision...

Points 95

Very pretty, creamy, fleshy citrus fruit – a classic even blend of Sauvignon and Semillon, 50% malolactic fermentation and ageing in barrel. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88

Incredible intensity thanks to almost no lees stirring and no cold soaking, instead vinified on the limit of reduction

Points 96

A little-known estate that has been turning out some really interesting wines in recent vintages. This has a fleshy nectarine and white peach centre, and while a little short on…

Points 87

Tight on fruit expression, this has a good fresh attack but pulls up a little short. Nice undertow of acidity but it doesn’t quite catch up with the fruit. 75%…

Points 88

A finesse of sweet lemon on the nose; very inviting. Pape Clément has achieved that difficult balance...

Points 93

This estate reworked its whites with the 2007 vintage, when it shifted from 50/50 Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon to 75% Sauvignon Blanc

Points 94

One of the stealth wines of the vintage, where the acidity – here zingy lime zest – builds slowly over the course of the palate...

Points 93

The red is more successful than the white this year. This has some pretty Sauvignon pyrazine flavours, but overall not quite the power and vivacity of the 2014. Sauvignon Blanc,…

Points 87

Slightly bitter lemon finish but still has Pessac-Léognan polish. Mid-weight, mid-acidity, good food wine from 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon, fermented then aged for 10 months in barrel with…

Points 88

90% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon, aged in one third new oak. Fruit-forward citrus – mouthfilling without being too much. Attractive easy drinking. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88

A wine worth following in both red and white – a regular value pick. This is a lovely example: not huge intensity or grip this year, it’s more about soft,…

Points 88

A sure-value buy from the Kressmann family. Slightly sweet ripeness on the nose and a little soft on the palate compared to the 2014, even though there are lovely fruits…

Points 88

Weighty apricot fruit from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, and 30% new oak with lees stirring...

Points 90

Firm, creamy and confident expression of apricot flesh – a rush of sweetness hits the mid palate. A pretty, enjoyable, aperitif wine. 73% Sauvignon Blanc, 17% Sauvignon Gris, 10% Semillon.

Points 88

An outstanding white. 69% Sauvignon Blanc, 31% Semillon with a pH of 3.14 (the lowest since 2010)...

Points 96

Gentle aromatics of apricot and nectarine and fully ripe flavours with plenty of relaxed charm. 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Semillon, 50% new oak. Wine-Searcher stockist search

Points 88