83 % Sauvignon Blanc, 17 % Sémillon.
Georges Cordier, the grandfather of the current owners was one of the first to replant white wine in Médoc in the 1930’s. With a majority of Sauvignon, and a hint of Sémillon, Caillou Blanc is raised on its lees and stirred in a Burgundy manner. The wine is very aromatic, with a lively personality and responsiveness one finds again and again through all the vintages.
5,2 hectares vineyard. Medoc’s gravelly soil. 7 700 plants/ha. 45 years old average. 35 hl/ha. Manual harvests. Ageing in oak barrels (33 % new) on lees, with stirring for 8 months.
"Floral with white peach, tangerine, pineapple and lemon rind on the nose, the wine is fresh, bright, lifted with rich, lush, creamy sweet finish and balancing acidity."
The Wine Cellar Insider : 92.
ALEXANDRE MA : 92-93, DECANTER : 92, MARKUS DEL MONEGO : 92, Neal Martin : 93-95, PARKER : 92-94.