Chateau Les Charmes Godard Cotes de Francs Bordeaux White 2015
Nicolas Thienpont and his brothers took over Chateau Les Charmes-Godard in 1988. The property is well known in the small appellation of Cotes de Francs for consistent quality year after year. In a very short period of time, the dry white wine produced by Les Charmes Godard has earned an enviable reputation and a place amongst the great whites of Bordeaux. At the start of the 20th century, the Côtes de Francs were well-known for their white wines, both dry and sweet. It is the dominance of Semillon (70%) that separates this wine from the standard we have come to expect from the Sauvignons of Bordeaux. The Thienpont family is well known in Bordeaux from their other properties: Vieux Chateau Certan, Pavie Macquin, Larcis Ducasse, Puygueraud and La Prade.
The grapes are hand harvested and sorted. Aged on the lees with regular stirring for up to 8 months. Oak barrels (25% new).
92 points James Suckling
16.5 Jancis Robinson
50% Semillon, 25% Sauvignon Gris, 25% Sauvignon Blanc
Pronounced nose of lemon curd, grass and oak, this wine has great minerality and a touch of waxy quality of Semillon. Youthful and vibrant finish. 13% alc. by vol. Pair with arugula salad, oyster and shrimp.
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