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 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
90 points Wine Spectator
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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