Another review for our new white wine called Grand Bateau Bordeaux 2012.
This is the first time this wine has been imported to Australia. It is available online and to our trade customers exclusively through DiscoverVin. It is one of only a few white wines made in the Medoc- one of the premium red wine growing regions of world. Chateau Beycheville produce thiis white wine as well as a grand cru red wine.
The bateau refers to the famous sailing ship that symbolises Chateau Beycheville. Ships sailing on the Gironde estuary coming to and from the port of Bordeaux would be saluted by a retired Admiral (the "Amiral of Beycheville") who would lower the flag on the tower of the Chateau.
Mike Frost in the Courier Mail published the following review on February 14, 2014:
"From well-known Bordeaux producer Château Beychevelle, this blend of semillon and sauvignon blanc shows citrus and herbal characters with a touch of oak and mineral backbone.
Its a natural partner with oysters, shellfish or white fish dishes. $24.50 at discovervin.com.au Rating 91 points"
See also a review for this wine by Sean Mitchell in Grape Observer.
We think this is a great quality/value for money white wine from a famous Bordeaux producer.