Château Bauduc Sauvignon Blanc 2021
Château Bauduc's Sauvignon Blanc is Angela and Gavin Quinney’s flagship wine that is sold on allocation and we can never get enough - such is the demand from among others Rick Stein and Gordon Ramsey. Their 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is, in my opinion, the best they have made and I have been drinking it for 25 years now. The weather at the vintage was perfect allowing them to pick their sauvignon (95%) and semillon (5%) at its optimum ripeness. The result is a gloriously sophisticated, rich, creamy and fresh wine but still with that sauvignon bite that doesn’t overwhelm the other complex flavours in the wine.
Similar to white graves? Yes, but much better than any at under £20 a bottle. Well done Angela and Gavin - a triumph this year. We are trying to increase our allocation but everyone wants it. A good reason to order a decent quantity now.
- Esme Johnstone, Co-Founder of FromVineyardsDirect
How does the wine taste?
The 2021 vintage is a classic Bauduc with that distinctive Bauduc sauvignon flavour blended with a hint of semillion to add body weight and that extra X factor that makes it so special.
What do the critics say?
Here's an assessment of reviews from previous vintages.
"The Quinney family's sauvignon is a bosky, gooseberry, lime and lemongrass mouthful.
Jane Macquittys Best Buys, The Times
"Selected for 'best summer wine to buy now': This sauvignon blanc is dry and refreshing, with a subtle citrus note."
Will Lyons, The Sunday Times
"These bottles were intended for Rick Steins restaurant, where Bauduc sauvignon blanc has been a stalwart of the list for many years now. Bordeaux sauvignon blanc is refreshing, nettly, citrusy and greatly under-appreciated by sauvignon drinkers."
Victoria Moore's Easter Wine of the Week in the Telegraph
"Bauduc Blanc is the Holy Grail for those of you who cant get the pot pourri and fruit salad notes out of your olfactory system left behind by chemistry set, bulk-bottles Sauvignon. It is classy, elegant, nerve-tingling and, dare I say it, what we should all taste to remind us what Sauvignon Blanc should be like!
Matthew Jukes, The Week and Money Week
A thoroughly fine dry white Bordeaux. It would make a lovely wine at the table. Excellent value.
Jancis Robinson MW, Jancisrobinson.com
A terrific wine full of fruit, flavour and depth. A reliable everyday white and my favourite. A reminder of how good Bordeaux white can be