Reading Jamie Goode on white Bordeaux I was struck that he has reached the same conclusion as us on this unfairly neglected wine style; that there is some excellent quality and really interesting wine available for very modest prices in Bordeaux. On one buying trip we’d tasted far too many tannic reds during the day and decided to buy a bottle of aromatic white wine for the evening. The result was a (mild) epiphany and we now stock several excellent wines from the region.
My current favourite is G de Guiraud, a dry wine made by the famous Chateau Guiraud of Sauternes. It has a lovely leafy scent and an aromatic yet weighty quality on the palate which delivers far more complexity than a NZ Sauvignon Blanc at the same price.