Château Bauduc released their new 2022 Sauvignon Blanc in July. We were so impressed when we tasted it that we placed our initial order the same day (which sold out almost immediately). Our second shipment arrived in perfect timing to welcome in autumn.
My tasting note:
Deliciously fresh and crisp with the dollop of Sémillon (5%) giving a touch of fatness to the new vintage. The sauvignon is, as ever, restrained, and not remotely overpowering. Hints of lemon and white flowers make this one of their best vintages - well done Angela and Gavin.
- Esme Johnstone, Co-Founder of FromVineyardsDirect
"If you have ever eaten a plate of fruits de Mer at a Rick Stein restaurant you might have been tempted by the crisp own-label sauvignon blanc from Château Bauduc in Bordeaux. "we started with it over 20 years ago and still love it. It’s the perfect fish and shellfish wine for our restaurants" says Rick’s son Charlie who looks after the wine for the Stein empire."
Victoria Moore, Wine Correspondent, The Telegraph.
"Harvested late in slow-ripening vintage, but still fresh and light (with only 12% alcohol). There's a whiff of exoticism to the aromas, with lychee and mango nuances to the limey-fresh fruit. In the mouth, masses of peach juice and mango again, little in the way of the 'cat's pee' thiols here, just a juicy mouthful of fruit streaked through with vibrant, food-friendly acidity."
Tom Cannavan, Wine-Pages.com
"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