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Bordeaux

2020 Château Closiot C de Sec Bordeaux Blanc

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The Collective Review

Produced by Jean-Marie Guffens from Burgundy, this is a very different style Bordeaux blanc with clear Burgundian influences and I love it!” LPB

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“Dominated by Sémillon that's picked late, just before botrytis really takes off in the vineyards, Guffens's 2020 Le C du Sec du Château Closiot is very promising, exhibiting inviting aromas of stone fruit, orange oil, beeswax, ripe melon, vanilla pod and nutmeg. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with racy acids, chalky structuring extract and a long, penetrating finish, it's one of the most interesting dry wines being produced in Bordeaux today.” William Kelley, Wine Advocate Read more
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94 POINTS
William Kelley - Decanter

“Dominated by Sémillon that's picked late, just before botrytis really takes off in the vineyards, Guffens's 2020 Le C du Sec du Château Closiot is very promising, exhibiting inviting aromas of stone fruit, orange oil, beeswax, ripe melon, vanilla pod and nutmeg. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with racy acids, chalky structuring extract and a long, penetrating finish, it's one of the most interesting dry wines being produced in Bordeaux today.” William Kelley, Wine Advocate

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94 POINTS
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW - The Wine Independant

“The 2020 Le C Sec du Chateau Closiot leaps with intense notes of freshly squeezed lemons, lime zest, orange blossoms, and struck flint, giving way to suggestions of yuzu and shaved almonds. The medium-bodied palate is charged with energetic citrus and mineral flavors, supported by a crisp backbone and satiny texture, finishing long with a saline lift. Produced by Jean-Marie Guffens from Burgundy, this is a very different style Bordeaux blanc with clear Burgundian influences and I love it!” Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, The Wine Independent

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Tasting Notes

“Dominated by Sémillon that's picked late, just before botrytis really takes off in the vineyards, Guffens's 2020 Le C du Sec du Château Closiot is very promising, exhibiting inviting aromas of stone fruit, orange oil, beeswax, ripe melon, vanilla pod and nutmeg. Medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with racy acids, chalky structuring extract and a long, penetrating finish, it's one of the most interesting dry wines being produced in Bordeaux today.” William Kelley, Wine Advocate 94 Points

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Winemakers Note

This is our first dry white from Jean-Marie Guffens' new white Bordeaux project. Having established two iconic properties in Burgundy, Guffens was given the opportunity to purchase the historic Château Closiot from Bernard Sirot (a well-known Belgian wine journalist). From what we hear, Guffens could not pack his suitcase quickly enough. And this wine is enough to tell us why.

Château Closiot covers eight hectares on the formidable Clos Bonneau, an exceptional terroir where red earth dotted with pebbles rests on the limestone base typical of the Barsac plateau. Surrounded by Climens, Doisy-Védrines and Coutet, the clos is planted mainly to Sémillon and includes a generous four-hectare parcel of 100-year-old vines. The property’s dry wine includes a portion of the rare Sauvignon Gris, with both varieties vinified entirely in oak with approximately 25% new barrels. 

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