This wine shows a refreshing change … a French wine that CLEARLY displays the wine type on the label. In this case a Sauv blanc/Semillon blend. In the past French wines have relied on the consumer to be savvy enough to know what varietals are used when you see its from a region. This makes it more complicated for newbies and as a result less approachable. IMHO
This wine is 90% Sauv Blanc/10% Semillon. This wine is pale in color with a nice crisp nose of citrus and minerality. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with nice citrus notes along with some nice crisp dryness. On the medium length finish the wine displays some nice minerality and acidity. The wine lingers nicely in the mouth and would be very food friendly. I would give it an 88 or so, and given the price is a pretty good deal!
From the LCBO web site:
Cheval-Quancard Reserve Bordeaux Blanc — LCBO#: 401604
STYLE – Aromatic & Flavourful
Brilliant pale gold colour; on the nose are notes of melon, honey, apricot, lime zest and mineral; on the palate it is dry and medium bodied, with moderate acidity; the flavours offer rich notes of melon, lemon oil, toast and honeycomb that carry through to the finish. $13.90
Alcohol/Vol 12.0% Made in:Bordeaux, France By:Cheval Quancard Sugar Content:4 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: XD – Extra Dry Style: Aromatic & Flavourful