Grape(s): Sauvignon Blanc
Localization: Bordeaux, France
Tasting Notes: The nose is fruity. It reveals notes of fleshy/juicy apple, fresh/juicy pear, small notes of lemon zests associated with fine hints of fresh citrus as well as a hint of mesocarp and fresh apple flowers. The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a good definition, freshness as well as juiciness and suavity. On the palate this wine expresses notes of juicy/ripe lemon, fleshy/juicy green apple, small notes of crunchy peach associated with fine touches of lemon flowers, fresh mandarine as well as very discreet hints of apple flowers. Good length
The Domain: In 2012, Mr. Hubert de Boüard de Laforest (of Château Angélus) joined forces with Mr. Philippe Nunes, the technical director of his Lalande de Pomerol vineyard, La Fleur de Boüard. With friends, they acquired a 6.6-hectare estate on a clayey and chalky plateau of Saint Sulplice and Cameyrac, as well as on the gravelly clays of Montussan, a perfect terroir for the culture of Merlot. The vines overhang a small river, La Laurence, from which the estate took its name. These two experts apply their experience to reveal the best expression of this Merlot and to produce an average of 12,000 bottles of Chateau Laurence per year. Like the great growths from Bordeaux, the cellar benefits from stainless steel temperature-controlled vats, and the wines are aged for 16 months in French oak barrels. This joint work is a success awarded by flattering comments from the most famous wine critics.