Friday, August 14, 2009
CHATEAU GRAVILLE-LACOSTE GRAVES 2008
The Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves 2008 is something like the return of a long-lost family member, who was lost-at-sea/lost-in-the-mountains/lost-in-the-Amazon-jungle… a lost soul just now finding its way back, a bit like Odysseus. This blend of Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle has been one of my favorite white Bordeaux wines, and now that we have stepped up to the plate for our hero Kermit Lynch, we have finally welcomed this little beauty onto our shelves.
Produced by revered vigneron Hevre Dubourdieu of Chateau Romieu-Lacoste, this is an exceptional white wine that would be a likely choice for Fruti de Mer, a rather spicy sautéed seafood dish, traditional to French cafés and bistros this time of year.
Loaded with characteristics of limestone, redstone and grey silex, there are notes of lemon, fresh cut hay, thyme and traces of grapefruit and guava are intermingling in a context of well-balanced acidity and vibrant, racy fruit appeal. It’s certainly one of the best, if not the best value in white Bordeaux on the market today. Give it a whirl. If you are cooking something light at home, or just getting your guests primed for an inviting dinner party on the patio, this wine is perfect to get things started.