$15, 3 stars, 88 points, bordeaux, france, Muscadelle, Sauvignon blanc, semillon
This Bordeaux blend consists of 40% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Muscadelle. It is a medium gold in the glass and the 12.5% ABV leaves barely a sheen of watery legs in the glass. On the nose it has all the makings of a classic Sav Blanc- gooseberry, cut grass, cat’s pee and pineapple with some waxy notes from the Semillon. The palate is refreshing with medium acidity, light weight body and fresh flavors of gooseberry, pineapple, honeysuckle and that waxy note I got on the nose. The finish is medium in length and is a touch tangy from the acidity. I like this lightish wine that sports good fruit-forward notes with a nice mouthfeel that is easy to drink. I would pair it with fresh seafood, lighter chicken dishes and salads. For $15 it is a good one to stock up on for the short term, 88 points. 3 stars from me. Salut….