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Clos Floridene, Graves, Bordeaux, 2008

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A white bordeaux blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon I bought en primeur through the Wine Society.  The first couple of bottles opened six months ago shortly after delivery were taught, interesting and refined, however last night’s bottle (Jan 12) was rather special.

The wine has developed to become fuller, riper with more depth. On the nose a hint of resin which is immediately overwhelmed by apricot tart, the delicate magnolia blossom and then back to egg custard, on the palette these flavours continue within a lovely silky golden feel balanced with enough freshness to keep it light, reasonably  persistent.

Absolutely delicious leaving you wanting more. The 2010 is still available en primeur through BBR and others for about £135 a case in bond. I’m sure the Wine Society will have the 2011 for about £120 in bond.

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