Several non-wine geek friends were impressed when I served the same dry white that had been on the menu of a gala dinner in Versailles during Vinexpo 2020. They discovered just how tasty dry white Bordeaux could be. ‘This is so rich and aromatic,’ one remarked. ‘I want to try more white Bordeaux,’ another said.
The Château de Fieuzal Blanc AOC Pessac-Léognan 2015 vintage is one of 15 wines tasted for this article, but many more illustrate the extent to which consumers overlook Bordeaux’s dry whites, the best from the Graves region and especially from its northern appellation Pessac-Léognan.
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Panos Kakaviatos’ top Bordeaux dry whites from the 2015 vintage
Two bottles of Château Latour-Martillac, Cru Classé de Graves were submitted and tasted but both were corked.