Château Darzac, Bordeaux 2020
This lovely summer wine made from muscadelle, semillon grapes and sauvignon blanc is reminiscent of a really good white Graves, but just at half the price. Château Darzac was given as dowry by Napoleon to an ancestor who had fought in Napoleons Grande Armée and he had the good fortune to also be married the same day as the Emperor.
How does the wine taste?
One of the best whites we've tasted recently - the semillon and muscadelle add richness, depth and texture to the verdant freshness from the sauvignon blanc. Crisp and fragrant, with ripe pear and green apple as well as notes of anise and fresh-cut grass.
What do the critics say?
"From the Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux, this is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Sauvignon Gris. It opens with very pretty notes of bright confit lemon, just a hint of fresh leafy green herbs and a certain elegance to the aromas. It is surprising rich and luscious on the palate, perhaps the Sauvignon Gris adding a little texture and flavour, and after flirting with peachiness the palate tightens up again into fresh-sliced apple and citrus on the finish. Lots of mouthfeel here giving broad appeal."
Tom Cannavan, wine-pages.com
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