2014 Graves White from Bordeaux
The Caroline cuvee is the flagship of the wines produced by Chateau de Chantegrive. This top of the range dry Graves Blancs gets its good reputation from its airy thickness, always enhanced by an accurate acidity. This wine's freshness and volume on the palate are due to the cold soak that then ended by an ageing process on lees in French oak barrels (50% new barrels) with regular stirring of the lees. The 2014 Caroline offers an intense nose on citrusy (lemon and grapefruit) notes followed by white flower hints (lilac and acacia). Aromatic freshness and clearness are expressed on swirling. The attack is frank and releases a few surprising (for a dry wine) pineapple, mango and litchi notes. This wine offers good volume, and its balance is assured by minerality and accurate acidity. This Graves Blancs is a success!
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The Château de Chantegrive Caroline 2014 has a primal, pineapple and lime cordial-scented nose that possesses fine intensity. The palate is fresh and vibrant with good acidity on the entry, flattening out a little on the finish, but delivering acceptable length. Good. But I have a sneaking suspicion that it could have been even better.
|Grape varieties||Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc|
|Producer||Chateau de Chantegrive|
|Sweetness||Dry white wines|
- Sweetness : Dry white wines
- J. Robinson : 15,5
- Vineyard : Graves
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Sémillon/Sauvignon Blanc