Clos de la Molenie 2020 Bordeaux Blanc 750ml
The 2020 Clos de la Molénie Blanc is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc and produced from certified-organic and biodynamically farmed grapes. It needs a little swirling to unlock subtle notes of honey-drizzled pears, Golden Delicious apples and baking bread, with underlying suggestions of almonds and nutmeg. The medium-bodied palate has beautiful restraint and minerality, displaying a more oxidative, toned-down style than is common for Bordeaux Blanc. While delicate, it has impressive intensity and persistence. I really love this style, but to manage expectations, readers should note that it behaves like a more neutral variety such as Chenin Blanc or Chardonnay. I expect it will age beautifully for 5-7 years or more.
Score: 92 points -- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate, 2021