Beyond Bordeaux’s familiar list of big-name producers, there is a cast of supporting players who go about their business with little fuss, consistently turning out excellent wines at good prices.
Château de Cérons, Cérons 2010
85% Semillon, 10% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle.
Château de Cérons: 6,600 vines/ha
Bright gold. Floral nose of lightly concentrated honey over ripe yellow summer fruits, lovely lemony-honeyed flavours on the palate, richness and sweetness evident with acidity to lift the finish and natural energy to give a beautifully vibrant expression of a classic Bordeaux sweet white.
Stockist: £10.60 (£122 a case) Fine & Rare
Taster: Steven Spurrier