Clos Floridene Blanc 2015
• Domaine: Clos Floridene
• A.O.C.: Graves Blanc
• Classification: Graves Blanc, Bordeaux
Clos Floridene Blanc, along with Les Hauts de Smith blanc, has been featured in a New York Times article on the merits of Bordeaux White. To the public who has been fascinated by the red wines of Bordeaux, its whites are the unsung heroes that deserve close attention.
"The 2015 Clos Floridene Blanc from Denis and Florience Dubourdieu has a subtle but complex bouquet with scents of white peach, citrus fruit and a touch of patisserie. The palate is very well balanced and quite phenolic in the mouth, some lovely extract here imparting a slightly waxy texture. The acidity is keen and there is impressive tension and energy on the finish. It will drink young as usual, however, such is its complexity that I am more intrigued to discover how it will age. Do as you will." - Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (4/27/2016, Issue 224), Ratings: 90-92, Drink: 2018-2030