La Louviere Blanc 2018
Type: White Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: La Louviere Blanc
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: Pessac Leognan
Grapes Varieties: Bordeaux White Blend
Classification: Production: 5,833 cases
Alcohol: Packing: Original Wooden Case
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
(JS=94) Pretty aromas of lemongrass, grapefruit, lime curd, and flint. It’s medium-to-full-bodied with bright acidity. Creamy layers of fruit here with cool minerality. Beautifully done. Drink or hold.
(WS=93) Quite plump, with a note of candied lemon peel amid the racier white peach, verbena, and lemon zest flavors. Lots of honeysuckle and straw accents line the finish. Drink now through 2023. 5,833 cases made.
(RP=91) The La Louviere 2018 Blanc needs a little swirling to unlock vibrant notes of white peaches, fresh pears, and lemon curd with touches of jasmine, lime cordial, and coriander seed. The medium-bodied palate delivers racy citrus and apple flavors with a suggestion of creaminess to the texture and a provocative chalkiness on the finish.
(AG=90) The 2018 La Louvière Blanc has an attractive bouquet of pear, peach skin, elderflower, and lightly melted wax scents. Somehow it brings to mind a South African Chenin! The palate is fresh and vivacious on the entry and offers orange peel mixed with Nashi pear and subtle saline notes toward the finish. Plenty of energy here. This is the best of the four La Louvières that I tasted in 2018.