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Friday, 13 January 2012

Château Bel Air, Perponcher Reserve, Bordeaux Blanc 2010 - The Wine Society

This Perponcher Reserve Bordeaux Blanc 2010 from The Wine Society has been chosen by the Association of Wine Educators and is being promoted by the Good Food Would Choose Bordeaux campaign as an example of an easily-available, mid-range, typical Bordeaux wine.

There is very limited information on the bottle - just the legal requirements, really - but that actually doesn't matter, because for its price, this is a very good wine indeed; a well-made, elegant, easy-drinking food wine.

Greeny-gold in the glass, the nose is herbaceous, mineral and clean - on the palate it feels fresh, crisp and poised with crystal-clear acidity, underpinned by good but not intrusive minerality.

There is some ripe, tropical sweetness that gives a rounded feel, whilst the finish is long and balanced, showing more fragrant and herbaceous notes, good acidity and minerality - this is a well-made, balanced and elegant little gem of a wine.

Poised, delicious and very more-ish, it will match well with mozzarella drizzled with pesto, or meaty white fish in a herby broth.

£8.50 from The Wine Society; provided for review.


The Wine Society - http://www.thewinesociety.com/
Good Food Would Choose Bordeaux - http://www.goodfoodwouldchoosebordeaux.com/
Association of Wine Educators - http://www.wineeducators.com/

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