2017 Le Merle Blanc de Chateau Clarke, Bordeaux Blanc

Tasting Notes

The 2017 vintage is fresh and invigorating with abundant floral and citrus peel. The palate has wonderful purity and zippy acidity. There's a lovely balance between citrus fruit, herbaceous characters and flinty mineral notes.


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 13.50%
Drink From 2019 Drink To 2024
Special occasion, Fine Wine