2019 Le Merle Blanc de Chateau Clarke, Bordeaux Blanc

Tasting Notes

It kicks off with a touch of citrus peel and jasmine then leads to lemongrass and slightly richer creamier notes from the judicious oak interaction. The palate is clean and expressive with freshness and tension balanced by richness of fruit and a delicate toasty savoury note. This is very clever winemaking that brings together all the qualities you expect in a fine dry white wine. No need to cellar, serve this summer with shellfish and sunshine.

Vineyard Information

Le Merle Blanc was initially produced around the middle of the 19th Century and at the time was one the most important products of Chateau Clarke. Sadly production of Le Merle Blanc decreased until the vineyard was dominated by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with no room for white varieties. After acquiring Chateau Clarke In 1973, Baron Edmond was keen to reinstate Le Merle Blanc and pay homage to this forgotten wine. A small part of the vineyard covering just 2ha was identified and planted with Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Gris.

Colour White Origin France
Region Bordeaux Dry White ABV 13.00%
Drink From Drink To
Special occasion, Fine Wine

Original Price £29.99

Discounted to

£26.49per bottle
You save 12%