2018 Clos des Lunes, 'Lune d'Argent' Grand Vin Blanc Sec

Bright citrus and orange peel on the nose, with notes of blossom and a hint of wax. The palate is saline and focussed, but not lacking richness, and there’s a finesse to the long and pure finish. Very well balanced, with lovely energy.

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  • Region & country
    AOC Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2025
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  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2018 Clos des Lunes, 'Lune d'Argent' Grand Vin Blanc Sec


The Lune d'Argent comes from the lieu-dit Cap Lanne in the parish of Sauternes. After fermentation in cement tanks, a portion of the new wine was aged in 25% new French oak barrels. The wine was aged on its lees with regular bâtonnage during the six-month aging regimen. A blend of 70% Sémillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc with 13.5% alcohol, the 2018 Lune d'Argent is scented of fresh grapefruit, lemon zest and lime leaves with touches of chalk dust, white pepper and dill seed. Medium-bodied, crisp and clean in the mouth, it has a lovely pure citrusy nature and chalky finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (April 2019)

Full of bright fruits, this offers clear interest with its sparkling notes of citrus and a rich, textured mid-palate. It's rearing to go and a good early drinker.

Jane Anson, Decanter (April 2019)

Brightness and serenity to this white with lemon rind and pear skin, highlighting the cooked-apple character. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a vivid finish.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2019)

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