2018 Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent (Domaine De Chevalier ) (White) (750ml)



One of a pair of dry wines produced by the Domaine de Chevalier team from vines in the Sauternes region. Wine Spectator: 93 Points This is tightly coiled now, but the range of juicy tangerine, white peach and white ginger notes should unfurl soon enough, carried by a mouthwatering quinine note and ending with a light orange blossom hint on the finish. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now through 2026. 12,500 cases made. Jeb Dunnuck: 90-92 Points A wine that sells for a song (at least in the US market), the 2018 Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent Blanc checks in as 70% Sémillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc that’s fermented in tank and aged in 25% new oak. Beautiful apple, citrus blossom, tart citrus, and a touch of minerality all emerge from this medium-bodied, vibrant white that builds with time in the glass. It’s another terrific white from this team that’s going to shine on the dinner table. Wine Advocate: 87-89 Points The Lune d'Argent comes from the lieu-dit Cap Lanne in the parish of Sauternes. After fermentation in cement tanks, a portion of the new wine was aged in 25% new French oak barrels. The wine was aged on its lees with regular bâtonnage during the six-month aging regimen. A blend of 70% Sémillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc with 13.5% alcohol, the 2018 Lune d'Argent is scented of fresh grapefruit, lemon zest and lime leaves with touches of chalk dust, white pepper and dill seed. Medium-bodied, crisp and clean in the mouth, it has a lovely pure citrusy nature and chalky finish. Label and Notes: Web

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