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Clos Floridene 2009

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Robert Parker ~ 90-92 Points

"This estate, somewhat of an insider’s secret produces a brilliant white wine, full of fruit and character. It would merit cru classe status if a new classification were implemented." Robert Parker

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90-92 There ares no tasting notes yet but his general comment is:
Because of both time and space constraints, I am not able to provide tasting notes for the 2009 dry white Bordeaux, but it is an extremely strong vintage. Most châteaux equaled the dazzling quality of the 2007 dry whites.
90 Juicy, with green plum and pear notes that are slightly shy at first, but emerge more on the finish, along with enticing straw and blanched almond hints. Solid length. Let this emerge fully with brief cellaring. Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle.
90 Showing a very light color along with a discreet nose that, with air contact, smells of orange peel and anis and displays floral characteristics. It melts on the palate, subtle, very tasty and graceful with body presence and a long finish. There are some smoky and noble nuances in the persistence. It is a great wine.
87-90 Medium-deep gold-tinged straw-yellow. Aromas of white peach, hazelnut and pineapple bear a striking resemblance to chardonnay. Lush, rich and fine-grained, with decent inner-mouth spicy and floral lift to the flavors of lime, guava and mushroom. The most serious, complex and precise of Denis Dubourdieu's group of 2009 whites, this is already delicious but should drink well for at least a few years after its release date, though I do not believe it has the tightly coiled spring that would enable it to be long-lived. I never cease to be amazed by the uncanny resemblance between the aromas of semillon grown on limestone and more exotic, fruit-driven chardonnay. (5/ 2010)


Name Clos Floridene 
Vintage 2009
Type Blanc Sec/ Dry White 
Appellation Graves 
Grape Varieties 51% Semillon, 47% Sauvignon and 2% Muscadelle 
Format 750ml 
Alcohol 13.0% 
Vineyard 42 Hectares (22.7 Hectares Blanc)
Average Age of Vines  
Production 460 cases
Soil A thin layer of red clayey sands, rich in iron oxide, and known as "Barsac red sands", tops the limestone bed rock 
Winemaking  Hand-harvesting is performed in general in one time and if it's required in 2 selective pickings of golden
grapes with an aromatic optimum stage. After an eventual phase of skin contact, a slow juice
extraction is performed, protected from the oxidation process. Free run must is strictly separated from
press must and their clarification undergoes by natural settling.
Ageing Fermentation takes place in barrels renewed by quater. Ageing last 8 months with lees regularly stirred
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‘This estate, somewhat of an insider's secret produces a brilliant white wine, full of fruit and character. It would merit cru classe status if a new classification were implemented.'
Robert Parker

‘Clos Floridene is probably the most interesting estate of the renowned oenologist, Denis Dubourdieu. The estate shows the quality possible in the southern Graves. This is a cool area and the grapes ripen late.' 1001 Wines You Must Try Before You Die