Best Bordeaux 2015 white wines

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 Decanter.com.

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 Haut-Brion 2015

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

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Domaine de Chevalier 2015

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

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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

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Château Pape Clément 2015

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

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Clos Floridène 2015

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

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Château Couhins-Lurton 2015

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

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Château Couhins 2015

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

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