Spicy, with tangerine and clementine notes layered with almond and ginger cream flavors. Shows a bit more zing than most in this vintage.
91-94 - James MOLESWORTH
The 2017 Haura has a surprisingly intense bouquet with blackberry, warm gravel and scents of morels on the nose. This is much more outgoint than I expected. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannins that frame the simple, but pure dark berry fruit laced with brown spices on the finish. It has an easygoing personality and should drink well for 4 or 5 years.
88 - Neal MARTIN - www.vinous.com
The 2017 Clos Floridène, the Graves Château owned by Florence and the late Denis Dubourdieu, has a well defined bouquet with perfumed blackberry and iris aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and a judicious sprinkle of black pepper on the finish. This consistent performer just goes and produces (yet another) delicious Graves that comes recommended.
90 - Neal MARTIN - www.vinous.com
The 2017 Clos Floridène blanc has a really classy bouquet, very well defined with citrus lemon, lime and light crushed pebble aromas. This is very pure and focused. The palate is well balanced with a twist of sour lemon on the entry, a finde bead of acidity with a very saline finish. This is a really intersting Clos Floridène thanks to the expressive Sémillon.
91/100 - Neal MARTIN - www.vinous.com
Joli nez sur l'ananas frais, c'est net et pur avec une belle qualité de liqueur et un fruit d'une grande précision. Si l'élégance de Barsac n'est jamais prise à défaut, ce cru se montre assez souple, plus délié que plein, plus sur la retenue que sur le volume de bouche. A ce stade, il ne restitue pas pleinement l'énergie du calcaire de Barsac.
17-18/20 - Roberto Petronio - LA REVUE DU VIN DE FRANCE
Pale golden. Apples, peach, apricots, pineapples, pure and bright fruity nose. Fresh acidity, fresh, detailed, playful, bright, elegant, lovely balance, long.
92-94/100 - Christer BYKLUM - B my Bordeaux