They Make White Bordeaux?- Episode #103

Author: Mark V. Fusco

San Antonio, TX

Mark reviews the 2008 Jean Louis Trocard Le Blanc.

Link for today’s show:

Jean-Louis Trocard

2 Responses to “They Make White Bordeaux?- Episode #103”

  1. Hi Mark,

    Great vid. I noticed your comment regarding the alcohol smell that is inherent in most white wines. I wasn’t sure if it was just me, but i could never smell anything but alcohol when i tried the nose with whites. I am new to actively tasting and smelling and it was frustrating me. Glad to know it wasn’t just me.

    As for the white Bordeux, I had no idea that there was such a thing. I tend to lean toward Grigio and reisling because of their sweetness and less alcohol flavor. Any tips on breaking past the alcohol on the nose?

    12/23/2009 at 07:49 Reply
  2. Mark V. Fusco #

    Hi Dean. For the nose part, it just takes time I guess. The great thing about doing this is I am forced to try new wine every time. Most people buy the same few bottles of wine so they really never expand their horizons regarding bouquet and palate. After 100+ shows I still struggle sometimes with the nose. Sometimes I get great aromas, and other times I just get "I smell wine."

    Whites can be especially frustrating. While almost everyone drinks them cold, I review them at room temperature. So that alcohol smell will be much more prominent. When they are cold their aromas as too muted.

    White Bordeaux is not very common. You probably won’t find it in your local supermarket. Even many wine shops won’t have it since it takes up shelf space. If they do, it’ll be maybe a couple labels. That’s what I experienced buying this one. This producer also makes a cremant (sparkling wine) that I found yesterday. I went with a different producer just to keep things different. That will be today’s show on sparkling wine.

    Thanks for watching!


    12/30/2009 at 13:57 Reply

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