This dry and dainty Bordeaux Blanc is a standout example of an often overlooked category of French white wines. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, and Muscadelle, this bottling is crisp, clean, and citrus-driven, featuring puckery lemon curd and white grapefruit flavors. •A couple of prizes have been won by this wine in competition: the 2009 vintage was awarded Or from the Concours de Bordeaux Vins d'Aquitaine, and the 2002 vintage was awarded 1 Star from the Guide Hachette des Vins. •Several important critics have rated this Bordeaux wine highly. •Widely available in America. A good selection of vintages are available. White Bordeaux blend is a term Wine-Searcher uses to gather together wines blended from the three classic white-wine grapes of Bordeaux: Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle. In this blend, Sauvignon brings its trademark grassy aromas, while Semillon adds a touch of complexity and a waxy, honeyed note. Muscadelle, the lesser-known of the three varieties, contributes grapey aromas. Classic white Bordeaux blends are pale gold in color, perhaps with flashes golden-green, and are characterized by aromas of citrus, grass and hay. Sweet examples, such as those made in Bordeaux's Sauternes, Cerons, Cadillac and Loupiac districts, show a range of honeyed lemon, orange marmalade, dried apricot and even preserved tropical flavors with (depending on age) secondary notes of sweet nuts and treacle.