Be Bordo Le Crisp White Bordeaux 2014

The Data

Country   France

Appellation   Bordeaux

Varietal   Sauvignon Blanc

Retail Price   $11.99

ABV   12%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, pale straw color.

Aromatics

The nose is very clean and appealing with scents of crisp green apple, fresh grass, citrus, and white peach.

Flavor

The palate is in full agreement with the nose delivering a vibrant fruit-focused core with delicate accents of citrus, mineral, and fresh green herbs.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with ultra-fresh, bright acidity keeping this wine perfectly balanced.

Cool Factor

A

I was torn a bit on the concept but I soon got over it. Any attempt to breakdown boundaries and open access is good and especially when done well like the Be Bordo wines.

Value Grade

A

You can't find much Bordeaux worth drinking for less than $15 these days. Be Bordo accomplishes the feat.

Analysis

As the label clearly states, this is a Sauvignon Blanc from Bordeaux while it does have 15% Semillon in the mix as is traditional. The Be Bordo project is a clever one indeed and the timing couldn't be better. The white wines of Bordeaux are comprised primarily with Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon while these grape names are not traditionally found on the label. Many New World wine drinkers categorize wines purely based on varietal so the Be Bordo wines make sense to this segment of the market. Perhaps these wines can act as a friendly entry to the category while providing a quality wine. 89 points out of 100.

How to Enjoy

Sip chilled as an ideal aperitif or pair it with roasted chicken or baked salmon.

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