Bordeaux dry white wines can often be forgotten in a warmly received red wine vintage, but our critics found plenty of Bordeaux 2015 white wines worthy of recommendation.

The best Bordeaux 2015 white wines were to be found in Pessac-Léognan, according to Decanter’s Bordeaux 2015 scores released last week.

Smith-Haut-Lafitte’s 2015 dry white wine proved to be something of a surprise package by coming in level with Haut-Brion’s 2015 white, on 96 points.

Believe it or not, Bordeaux used to produce more white wine than red wine, as Decanter contributing editor Jane Anson highlighted in a recent column for

Today, some critics worry about the encroachment of Sauvignon Blanc on Bordeaux’s signature white grape, Semillon. Yet, there has been something of a resurgence in recognition for Bordeaux’s dry whites in recent years.

See the best 13 Bordeaux 2015 white wines below – as rated by Decanter at 92 points and above

Château Smith Haut Lafitte 2015

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

Points 96

Château Haut-Brion 2015

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

Points 96

Domaine de Chevalier 2015

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

Points 95

Château Olivier 2015

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

Points 94

Château Pape Clément 2015

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

Points 93

Château Valandraud 2015

40% each Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Gris plus 20% Semillon. Now one of the top dry whites in Bordeaux. Serious…

Points 93

Clos Floridène 2015

One of the great whites of Bordeaux, and in 2015 the lower acidity of the vintage...

Points 92

Château Couhins-Lurton 2015

Apricot stones with fleshy nectarines and citrus zest – this pulls off a weighty yet restrained feel..

Points 92
Château Couhins 2015

Château Couhins 2015

Exotic fruit expression at first, this maintains form and tension throughout.

Points 92