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RP
89
JR
16
WS
90
Clos des Lunes "Lune d'Argent" 2016

Clos des Lunes "Lune d'Argent" 2016

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Clos des Lunes "Lune d'Argent" 2016

Rich, generous and full, a fine Bordeaux dry white wine

The estate

In 2011, Le Clos des Lunes embarked on an ambitious adventure with a specific goal in mind: to produce a legendary dry white wine on the exceptional Sauternes terroir. Such is the challenge taken on by the iconic Olivier Bernard and his family, owners of Domaine de Chevalier in Léognan, who, with great passion and enthusiasm, have worked towards elevating Clos des Lunes among the finest Bordeaux dry white wine references, in the land of sweet wines that is Sauternes.

The vineyard

The Clos des Lunes vineyard comprises 70 hectares in the hilly land of Sauternes. The vines are 30 years old on average and are planted on a tapestry of soils, each contributing to the signature style of the estate's wines. While the deep Sauternes gravels confer a powerful expression, the freshness that characterises the gravelly soils on a clay-limestone substrate in Bommes is combined with the finesse and elegance of the red soils in Barsac.

The blend

Sémillon (70%)

Sauvignon Blanc (30%).

Clos des Lunes "Lune d'Argent" 2016: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Colour

Bright, light yellow colour with pale green highlights.

Nose

Rich and complex, the nose blends fragrances of exotic white fruit and citrus fruit with notes of acacia and lime blossom.

Palate

Full and expressive, this wine seduces the palate with its intense fruity aromas sustained by lively notes of fresh lemon and exotic fruits (mango, lychee). The finish exudes a pleasant salinity and delicious mineral notes.

Wine critic
Clos des Lunes "Lune d'Argent" 2016
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100
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J. Robinson
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20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
This is a fairly recent project from Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier. A blend of 70% Sémillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2016 Lune d'Argent gives up pretty pink grapefruit, lime cordial and jasmine scents with wafts of beeswax and yuzu zest. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of freshness and intensity, finishing on a citrusy note. Total production is around 13,500 cases.
1.9.0