Robert Parker 88-90
"The stunningly fleshy, floral, honeysuckle-scented 2012 Lune d’Argent exhibits medium to full body and good depth. A blend of 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc (13.5% natural alcohol), this is a new project from proprietor Olivier Bernard of Domaine de Chevalier. Both wines can be drunk now and over the next five years."
"It has now been one year that Olivier Bernard, manager of Domaine de Chevalier and new president of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, bought 30 hectares of vines at Sauternes in order to produce a "fine" dry white wine. The terroir chosen is exceptional: in fact the neighbors are Château d’Yquem, Château Filhot and Château Guiraud. This terroir composed of different croups of gravel benefits of optimum sunlight and natural drainage. The Sémillons are like kings, and express themselves exceptionally.
Clos des Lunes Lune d’Argent is composed of 70% sémillon and 30% sauvignon whose average age is 30 years. The wine arises from two complementary terroirs: the one of Sauternes that brings the power and the terroir de Bommes that brings freshness.
Clos des Lunes Lune d’Argent is aged 6 to 7 months in 25% of barrels and 75% of tanks and good to be opened in the 3 years. The wines color is bright, the nose is generous and intense and white peach, litchi, kiwi and white flower dominate. Mineral notes add to the explosion of fruit. The final is fresh and suave."~Winery Notes
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