2008 Château Doisy-Daëne Blanc Sec, Bordeaux

( £19.95, 12.5%, Tanners )

Who says Sauvignon Blanc doesn’t age? When it’s made by Denis Dubourdieu, an academic and hands on winemaker who specialises in the variety, it can be spectacularly good. This is like a mini white Graves, with toasty, bottle-aged complexity, zesty acidity, tangy grapefruit-like flaovurs and a smoky undertone. The wine is delicious now but has more ageing potential if previous releases are a guide. 

BuyDrinking window: 2012-15Similar Wines: £10-£20, 91-95, France, White, Sauvignon Blanc
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