2014 Augey Bordeaux Blanc. 11.5% ABV, $7

Augey 2014 Blanc BordeauxThis is a classic white Bordeaux blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon. It is softer than many of the popular, in-your-face Sauvignon Blancs out there, so it’s a good wine to share with friends who aren’t totally in love with SB yet.

It’s a light, refreshing wine with a bit of a floral nose. It’s crisp with apple and lemon (instead of grapefruit) — with its slight sweetness, this would be delicious paired with Thai food or seafood.

Available in the grocery store for around $7, I would call this a best buy!

WINEMAKER’S NOTES:

The grapes are grown in a combination of clay and limestone soils.

LABEL:

Augey White Bordeaux is a blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillion with fresh aromas of citrus, apples and a hint of gooseberry. The crisp fruity flavors pair well with fish, chicken, salads, or goat cheese.

REVIEWS:

The Wine Connection ( Vol. 16, Nov. 2, 2011) gave the 2009 87 points. “Haven’t tasted this one for a few years. Even better than before. Fairly light and crisp, but stands up with foods like fish and chicken. A great value.”

In September 2012, Wine Enthusiast Magazine awarded the 2010 an Online Exclusive Best Buy. “This is a wine that brings out a soft, tropical character allied to a citrus and a herbaceous element. It’s open, attractive and soft and its ready to drink.”

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2 Responses to 2014 Augey Bordeaux Blanc. 11.5% ABV, $7

  1. Matthew Ford says:

    I absolutely love this wine. I totally agree with your review.

  2. Jeff says:

    I love Bordeaux blanc! Too few people drink it or know what it is. I will look for this bottle. Thanks for the idea

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