Clos Floridène Blanc 2014 - Graves


Clos Floridène is the flagship wine of Denis Dubourdieu, famous winemaker and THE oenology professor in Bordeaux. Located in the South of the Graves appellation and is famous for fair price and great quality. Many critics consider the Clos Floridène Blanc as one of the best Graves whites, worth being classified as a Grand Cru. The Sauvignon Blanc brings notes of fruits and a good acidity, white the Semillon adds roundness to the palate. A classic dry white Bordeaux to please any amateur!

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Clos Floridène is the flagship wine of Denis Dubourdieu, famous winemaker and THE oenology professor in Bordeaux. Located in the South of the Graves appellation and is famous for fair price and great quality. Many critics consider the Clos Floridène Blanc as one of the best Graves whites, worth being classified as a Grand Cru. The Sauvignon Blanc brings notes of fruits and a good acidity, white the Semillon adds roundness to the palate. A classic dry white Bordeaux to please any amateur!

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Wine CharacteristicsWhen & how to drink?
 
Producer
Vintage
Appellation
Region
Type
Grapes
Clos Floridène
2014
Graves Blanc
Bordeaux
Dry White Wine
55% Sauvignon Blanc
45% Sémillon
 
Drink
Open
Serve
Food
from now to 2022
Open and drink
10-12°C
White fish, seafood
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Soil
Vineyard
Harvest
Alcohol
Ageing
Clay and limestone
23.5 hectares
Manual
13%
8 months in oak barrels with regular lees stirring
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What experts say  
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16/20 "Intensely, almost stinkily Sauvignon on the nose. Every ounce of flavour has been coaxed out of these grapes! Far from fat, the wine is high in acidity and race. Needs a bit of time to open out."

  
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88-90/100 "The Clos Floridene Blanc 2014 has a very composed nose in the making. This is keeping everything back, but there is appreciable delineation with citrus peel, white peach and apple peel aromas. The palate is crisp and fresh with good acidity, just a little rasping on the finish but there is commendable length and a sense of energy here. This will probably represent great value."

17/20 "A blend of 55 % Sauvignon blanc and 45 % Semillon, the sauvignon is dominant on the nose, with the round Semillon commg through in the mid palate. Acidity fairly high, this is a classic dry white Bordeaux, one for fovers of the style. Barrel ageing on this wine lasts for eight months, with regular lees stirring, in 25 % new oak. Lovely crisp aromatics, making full use of the vintage possibilities for white wines"

91/100 "This has notes of lemon zest and chamomile that streak around the yellow apple and white peach flavors, imparting a plump hint and mouthwatering cut. Drink now through 2020."

 

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Clos Floridène Blanc 2014 - Graves

Clos Floridène Blanc 2014 - Graves

Clos Floridène is the flagship wine of Denis Dubourdieu, famous winemaker and THE oenology professor in Bordeaux. Located in the South of the Graves appellation and is famous for fair price and great quality. Many critics consider the Clos Floridène Blanc as one of the best Graves whites, worth being classified as a Grand Cru. The Sauvignon Blanc brings notes of fruits and a good acidity, white the Semillon adds roundness to the palate. A classic dry white Bordeaux to please any amateur!

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