Clos Nardian, St Aubin de Branne, 2005

  Clos Nardian

Clos Nardian, St Aubin de Branne

The character of the vintage shines through so clearly in this wine, it is the best Clos Nardian yet. Equal parts Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, with 20% of Muscadelle, the Semillon is less tropical than usual and so the aromatics are more refined and classic, giving more focus to the whole. Nevertheless, there is still a good measure of fun and exuberance to be had, with white flowers, grapefruit and clotted cream on the nose, a full-bodied doughy warmth on the palate followed by zesty mango, and a rich yet refreshing finish. Outstanding!

Contains Sulphites.

About Clos Nardian

Clos Nardian is located in the appellation of St Emilion.

Grape Blend: Sauvignon Blanc | Semillon | Muscadelle

The traditional dry white Bordeaux blend is usually barrel-fermented to produce a richer, less assertive, food friendly style of Sauvignon with the Semillon adding weight and flesh to the blend, while the Muscadelle adds a delicate floral complexity. The greatest, most long-lived examples are to be found in the Pessac-Léognan and Graves.