2021 Ch La Louvière Blanc Pessac-Léognan - 6x75cl
  • Colour White
  • Producer Château La Louvière
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Grape Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon
  • Drinking 2024 - 2032
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur

2021 - Ch La Louvière Blanc Pessac-Léognan - 6x75cl

  • Colour White
  • Producer Château La Louvière
  • Region Pessac-Léognan
  • Grape Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon
  • Drinking 2024 - 2032
  • Case size 6x75cl
  • Available En Primeur
Case price: £115.00 In Bond
Please note: These wines are lying abroad until shipping and can only be purchased In Bond. If you are an existing Private Reserves customer, the wine will be automatically transferred on arrival. Otherwise, you will be contacted on arrival in the UK to arrange delivery, In Bond storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse.
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  • Neal Martin, April 2022, Score: 93-95

    The 2021 La Louvière Blanc has a well-defined bouquet of apricot blossom, quince and crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with fine mineralité and lovely bitterness. Quite persistent in the mouth with a lingering finish. This is one of the best whites from La Louvière that I have encountered. Drink 2027 - 2042

  • Goedhuis, April 2022, Score: 91-93

    A superb expression of Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc, in the spotlight as the only variety in this wine. Fresh floral white fruit, crushed lime sorbet and rose petal. This is bright, layered and pure, with an intense structure and a delightful finish of lemon sherbet. Lovely.

Producer

Château La Louvière

Following his purchase of this property in 1965, André Lurton set about a steady investment in both the 18th century château and the chai and vineyards. The vineyards are planted with 64% Cabernet Merlot, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot varietals for the red wines, and 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon for the white wine. La Louvière produces three times as much red as it does white. The red wine is age...Read more

Following his purchase of this property in 1965, André Lurton set about a steady investment in both the 18th century château and the chai and vineyards. The vineyards are planted with 64% Cabernet Merlot, 30% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot varietals for the red wines, and 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Sémillon for the white wine. La Louvière produces three times as much red as it does white. The red wine is aged in 50-75% new oak, and the white in 30-50%. Unclassified and undervalued as a result, the wine, according to Robert Parker, is equivalent to a fourth growth, in qualitative terms, and is made to be immediately drinkable.Read less

Region

Pessac-Léognan

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.