Chateau Thieuley (Blanc) 2004

89 points

Bordeaux, France. 13%

I’ve not ever been a real fan of Thieuley, I’ve bought several cases (red mainly) based on the price and good reviews from people like Parker, they give it a good score because it is good for merely a Bordeaux appellation wine (and the price).  This wine is impressive though, the best Thieuley I’ve ever had, and it’s really due to aging.

I bought this from a French supermarket because I was surprised to see this humble wine still selling the 2004 vintage, I’d expect 2006 or even 2007.  The age really matters here, it’s still fresh but fleshed out with fabulous lanolin characters that Semillion gains with age.  Gorgeous, and now extra great value for money.

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