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Chateau Ducasse Bordeaux 2013


Recommendation: At the $15 price point it’s a SUPER value.

Winery/Producer: Harvé Dubourdieu; Chateau Ducasse

Grape Variety: White Bordeaux Blend: 60% Semilion, 35% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscadelle (but, it tastes like there is a higher percent of Sauvignon Blanc).

Geographic Region, Appellation: Bordeaux, France.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $15.30

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Turkey, dressing, sweet potato, peas and gravy.

Tasting:

    He said: Opened 30-minutes before drinking. clear, very, very pale wheat straw color. FANTASTIC aroma that’s a combination of both mushroom and citrus. Powerful taste with abundant lemon and honeydew melon flavors and vibrant mineral that carries through a long crisp finish ending dry and tart. WOW, WOW this was delicious with the dinner and equally good drinking alone after the meal. A bouquet that was as good in the first sniff as it was when sipping the last drop from the bottle, flavors that were strong but tempered and a captivating finish that enticed another sip. At the $15 price point it’s a SUPER value and a wine I would STRONGLY recommend.

    She said: Very pale lemon yellow, clear, thin steadily moving legs. An amazingly strong aroma of citrus fruit led to a strong grapefruit flavor with noticeable tartness. If I had been doing a blind tasting I would have thought it was an Australian Sauvignon Blanc. With a medium body and a bright freshness that lasted into the long finish the wine was very agreeable and a good complement to the turkey and dressing which were both immersed in gravy. Although a bit tart for sipping it was excellent with the turkey. I would strongly recommend it for a turkey dinner, especially at $15.

    Harvé Dubourdieu

    Comments: Learn more about Harvé Dubourdieu and the Chateau Ducasse.

Alcohol: 12%

Bar code: 7 61503 43335 0

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.

Photo from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant.