Vasse Felix Classic Dry White

Château Haut-Brion Pessac-Léognan Blanc

Château Haut-Brion was the one and only estate outside of the Médoc and Sauternes to be bestowed 1st Growth status in the original classification of 1855. That reputation and standing has withstood over 150 years and can be tasted in what can only be described as 'blockbuster' white wine. A blend of 62% Sauvignon Blanc and 38% Semillon, this wine should be held up as the flag-bearer for all Bordeaux Blancs. Mind blowing texture is the trademark of 2009 along with superb flavours and aromas of lemon scented cream, orange skin and a touch of lanolin. The ageing propensity of this wine is not be underestimated and will last in a good cellar for at least 30 years.

Château Smith-Haut-Lafitte Pessac-Léognan Blanc

George Smith bought this historic Pessac-Léognan property back in 1720 where he added his name to the Château which has remained henceforth. The Rouge from this estate in 2009 hit stratospheric heights and many have waxed lyrical whether their Blanc had also done the same. It is a wine of immense power, concentration and pure texture. Ever evolving in the mouth to reveals multiple layers of intense grapefruit and lemon zest along with a waxy mouthfeel that is pure joy. Phenomenal.

Domaine de Chevalier Blanc Pessac-Léognan

Domaine de Chevalier uses traditional methods when making their flavoursome white blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. Fermentation occurs in oak casks and is then aged for 18th in oak, some of which is new. This practice was abandoned by many in Graves, only to be (rightfully) regenerated to allow wines of substance and character to be produced once again. Chevalier's Blanc is a wine that is taut and restrained that opens up over a six to eight year period to reveal a wine of supreme delicacy.