Bordeaux White Wine Tasting - February 15 - 2002

  1. '00 Chateau d Ardennes -Graves Pieroth Japan K.K. 2,500 yen
    20% Sauvignon, 80% Semillon
    The vineyards of Chateau d' Ardennes are situated on slopes facing south-south east, so the vines have both a good exposure and superb drainage. The wine are aromatic being typically fruity with oak accents while young and developing in complexity with age. Medium bodied, they are well rounded with an impressive lingering finish.
  2. '99 Aile d' Argent - Pauillac ( MoutonRothschild) Pieroth Japan K.K. 5,400 yen
    37% Sauvignon, 61% Semillon, Muscadelle 2%
    Consisting of 4ha's growing on three parcels owned by Mouton Rothschild. It is a blend of 61% Semillon, 37% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle. It has a rich nose with elegant and attractive fruit on the palate and an impressive finish.
  3. '99 Chateau de Rochemorin - Pessac-Leognan Pieroth Japan K.K. 3,300 yen
    80% Sauvignon, 20% Semillon
    The vineyards are situated on the highest crests in Martillac, with a remarkable southern exposure and fine gravel soil. They produce elegant, oaky dry whites made from 80% Sauvignon and 20% Semillon. They are typically perfumed with citrus and gentle toasted oak. The wines are medium-weight and depth and while they can be enjoyed young they can also become more honeyed with age.
  4. '99 Chateau Clarke Baron Edmond de Rothschild - Listrac Pieroth Japan K.K. 3,400 yen
    It was purchased by Edmond de Rothschild, who undertook the restoration and rejuvenation of the Chateau, which dates from 1750.
  5. '99 Il Bando (Monte Schiavo) - Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Pieroth Japan K.K. 2,500 yen
    100% Verdicchio.
    Oak aged Vedicchio
  6. '97 Domaine de Chevalier -Pessac-Leognan Pieroth Japan K.K. 7,400 yen
    70% Sauvignon, 30% Semillon
    A rival to Haut Brion, it is unquestionably one of the finest white Graves. It characteristically has the pronounced herbaceous aromas of Sauvignon Blanc, with decisive oak accents when young. Almost fat, these wines are simply brimming with exotic flavors. Its impressive ability to age allows it to develop a great complexity and richness over time.
  7. '97 Chateau Smith Haut-Lafite -Pessac-Leognan Pieroth Japan K.K. 5,500 yen
    100% Sauvignon
    Stunning and complex, this is the white wine of La Mission. It is one of the finest dry, full bodied white Bordeaux's. Traditionally big, buttery and lemony, capturing the exotic richness only associated with top white Burgundy's. It is plumper and bolder versus Haut Brion Blanc though perhaps less elegant. It has remarkable staying power needing 10 years or more in top vintages.
  8. '96 Chateau Bouscaut - Pessac-Leognan Pieroth Japan K.K. 3,800 yen
    44% Sauvignon, 56% Semillon
    Owned by the Lurton family who also own Chateau Brane-Cantenac, Durfort-Vivens and Climens, it produces remarkable wines capable of aging and requiring 5 - 10 years to be at its best. When they are young they are aromatic elegant, fruity and fresh becoming more refined and complex as they age.
  9. '96 Chateau de Fieuzal- Pessac-Leognan Pieroth Japan K.K. 5,400 yen
    50% Sauvignon, 50% Semillon
    Undoubtedly one of the most exceptional and exciting wines of the region. Intensely scented nose typically revealing oak accents. It characteristically displays a range of rich exotic and tropical fruit characters which linger impressively on the palate.


'91 Chateau d'Yquem
Pieroth Japan K.K. 24,000 yen (Far left on picture)
80% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon
"Wine for philosophers" It has so many complex and subtle nuances of flavor-fruit, honey, flowers and blossoms which makes it hard to describeadequately. No two vintages are ever alike and it is also one of the longest lived wines.

Chateau Menota 4,400 yen(Second from the left)- Pieroth Eiswein 10,000 yen - Pieroth Beerenauslese 10,000 yen(Far right)

-86 Chambertin Grand Cru, 91 Lafite, 97 Mas Daumas Gassac, 97 Rauzan-Segla, 97 Rochemorin, 96 Clos Canon, Spain- 96 Lo Cabalo, Italy - 97 Terzo viaggio, Romania - 99 Sienna, Switzerland - 95 Vinattieri, Australia - 1998 Burtons Vineyard, 2000 Might Murray red, California - 96 Beaucanon Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve.

Bordeaux White Wine 2002 Feb 15