2021 Chateau Grand Village Blanc Pre-Arrival Offer
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2021 Chateau Grand Village Blanc Pre-Arrival Offer

Bordeaux, FRANCE
$54. 99
$659.88 Dozen
Closure: Cork

Given they are under the same ownership of the Guinaudau family, Chateau Grand Village is often referred to as Chateau Lafleur’s second vineyard. The estate has been owned by the Guinaudau’s relatives for hundreds of years, however it was not until the year 2000 that they began to produce wine themselves from the property. Situated on the edge of the Fronsac region and classified as Bordeaux Superieur, the vineyard is planted to 79% Merlot and 21% Bouchets (Cabernet Franc). The terroir is similar to Saint Emilion with its mix of calcisol going down a foot or so to a bedrock mostly made up of asteria limestone. At Grand Village, they practice many of the same techniques employed at Lafleur, including pruning and de-budding adapted to each vine plant, crop thinning in summer and de-leafing. The grapes are picked by hand, followed by very careful sorting and selection. Grand Village also produces a white wine from a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (85%) and Semillon (15%), from a 5 acre plot.

Other Reviews....
Regularly one of the standout dry white wines from the Bordeaux appellation, the 2021 Blanc, a blend of 73% Sauvignon Blanc (picked on the 9th, 11th and 13th of September) and 27% Sémillon (picked on the 7th of September), offers up a fresh, delicate and elegant bouquet with aromas of lemon oil, lemon, spices, lime tree leaves, menthol and perfectly ripe orchard fruits. Medium to full-bodied, satiny and racy, it's layered and seamless, its concentrated core of fruit underpinned by racy acids, concluding with a calcareous, saline finish. Drink 2024 - 2034.
91 points
Yohan Castaing - Wine Advocate (Feb 09, 2024)

The 2021 Grand Village Blanc has tightened up since I tasted in barrel, showing hints of white peach and orchard fruit with a dab of chai tea in the background. The palate is well-balanced with a keen thread of acidity. Notes of lime cordial move into a spicy finish that tingles on the tongue after the wine has exited. Drink 2025-2035.
91 points
Neal Martin - Vinous

Mostly Sauvignon (there's 25% Semillon), the 2021 Grand Village (Lafleur) Blanc has a classic limestone vibe in its honeyed lime, crushed stone, and sappy herb-driven aromatics. With medium-bodied richness, a vibrant, chiseled mouthfeel, and beautiful mid-palate depth and extract, it's a riveting white to enjoy over the coming 10-12 years or more. Drink 2024 - 2036.
94 points
Jeb Dunnuck

Matcha, white chocolate and gooseberries - clean fresh and expressive on the nose. Crisp and tense, this has an immediate burst of energy and flavour on the palate, mouthwatering, pineapple, grapefruit, green apple and grapes, but so juicy, nothing bitter here at all. Fun and fresh, clean all the way through, and so uplifting. Feels perfectly manicured and there’s power, this is not light, it’s filling but at the same time elegant. Hard to explain just how good this is. Pure enjoyment with a sharp, almost sour edge that is very enjoyable. Drink 2024 - 2033.
95 points
Georgina Hindle - Decanter

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  1. There is no minimum order unless stated.

  2. All wines are 750ml unless indicated otherwise.

  3. Once received, all orders will be confirmed with suppliers and then an invoice issued - payment will be due on receipt of this invoice.

  4. The wines are being collected and shipped in refrigerated containers and are due to arrive in late 2024.

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