The 2015 Clos Floridene Blanc from Denis and Florience Dubourdieu has a subtle but complex bouquet with scents of white peach, citrus fruit and a touch of patisserie. The palate is very well balanced and quite phenolic in the mouth, some lovely extract here imparting a slightly waxy texture. The acidity is keen and there is impressive tension and energy on the finish. It will drink young as usual, however, such is its complexity that I am more intrigued to discover how it will age. Do as you will. (NM)
The 2015 Clos Floridene is a very pretty, nuanced white. Almonds, dried flowers, mint and apricot notes are all pushed forward in this succulent, inviting wine from Denis and Florence Dubourdieu. The creamy, expressive finish only adds to the wine's considerable appeal. I very much admire the interplay of richness and tension. (AG)
Juicy and very energetic, with pink grapefruit, lemon peel and chamomile notes bursting out from the core, backed by long verbena and honeysuckle flavors through the finish. Best from 2019 through 2021. (JM)
Racy and smoky and sleek. Very appetising, with the oak well hidden. Much better than some dry whites from Pessac-Léognan. Sophisticated. Attractive stoniness on the end - a tribute to Sancerre?
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