BORDEAUX Château Rahoul Blanc Graves, 2017

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Château Rahoul Blanc Graves, 2017


Category: France, BORDEAUX, Dourthe Vineyards, 2017

“Impressively poised nose with lightly reductive lemons and white peaches, as well as freshly cut herbs. The palate has impressive concentration and quite intense notes of fresh, grassy lemons and stone. Great poise here. A blend of 59% semillon and 41% sauvignon blanc. Drink now.” 92 Points, James Suckling, January 2019

£21.50 for 12 or more

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“A member of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, Château Rahoul boasts an exceptionally diverse range of terroirs. The history of Château Rahoul began in 1646, when Chevalier Guillaume Rahoul was responsible for the construction of this pretty chartreuse, and gave it its name. The management of the Rahoul estate was entrusted to Dourthe in 2007. Today, the Graves white is ranked among the finest of the appellation, while the red is a wine of great finesse and elegance.” Patrick Jestin.


59% Semillon – 41% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard & Vinification Note

HVE3 and Terra Vitis certified (High environmental value certificates)

Soil: Gravely-sand and clay-gravel for the Sémillon, clay on limestone for the Sauvignon.

Harvest:  Manual in crates, in the morning. According to the type of grape and soils.

Vinification: Alcoholic fermentation in barrels (15% of which are new).

Ageing: In oak barrels on fine lees, with regular stirring of the lees.

Tasting Note

Sauvignon blanc character takes a leading role this vintage, with the bouquet offering citrus fruit character enriched by aromas of grapefruit, white-fleshed fruits and a delicate floral note of acacia. Stunning freshness and balance on the palate. Clean on the attack and rapidly gaining in generosity, echoing the prominent aromas on the bouquet, while the structure gains lovely, rich, fleshy character. Freshness and well-balanced aromas pre-empt the long, lingering finish. Superbly elegant Rahoul. Frédéric Bonnaffous, Dourthe Estates Director

James Suckling Tasting Note

Impressively poised nose with lightly reductive lemons and white peaches, as well as freshly cut herbs. The palate has impressive concentration and quite intense notes of fresh, grassy lemons and stone. Great poise here. A blend of 59% semillon and 41% sauvignon blanc. Drink now. 92 Points, James Suckling, January 2019

Jeb Dunnuck

Exotic flowers, lime, and citrus characterize the 2017 Château Rahoul Blanc, a medium-bodied, juicy, yet balanced white from the Graves region. 89/91 Points, April 2018

Food Pairing

Château Rahoul Blanc matches perfectly poultry (guinea fowl, roasted chicken), fishes (lobster, skate with cream and sauces), crustacean (oysters, crab), and cheese (unpasteurised and mature cheese).

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