June 9th 2008
We are delighted to see Bel Air Perponcher 2006 rated TOP in Stephen Spurrier’s 20 White Bordeaux’s £5 – £15.
Bel Air is one of our top selling Sauvignon Blancs and offers excellent value for money. Fresh with up lifting fruit makes it a perfect accompaniment for a summer’s evening or languorous afternoon. Ideal for picnics as it’s sealed with a screwcap!
Ch Bel Air Perponcher Réserve 2006 £72.00 (per case/ex vat)
Steven Spurrier remarks that “Medium priced dry white Bordeaux either side of the £10 mark is unjustly ignored in favour of red versions, and even more so if compared to Sauvignon Semillon wines made elsewhere in France…..as a category these wines represent some of the best value among the world’s modern dry whites.”
Jancis Robinson is equally pleased with the quality of white wines being produced in Bordeaux. In the Financial Times she entitled her column White is the New Red “Dry Bordeaux whites are interesting and delicious and you don’t need a plate of Arachon oysters to enjoy them.”