Chateau Bonnet. Source: winery
I don't drink dry white Bordeaux very frequently, and I don't think I am alone - I rarely, if ever, see other bloggers talking about these wines, and I never hear the sommeliers recommending them. Yes, just 7.8% of the Bordeaux vineyard is dedicated to the dry whites of this region (typically a blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc), but somebody must like these - the prices are rarely cheap.
Thinking about this I walked home with a bottle of the 2007 Chateau Bonnet (white), a rather modest, but decent, producer of inexpensive Bordeaux reds. This wine, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (50%), Semillon (40%) and a dash of Muscadelle, greeted me with a pleasing, but simple, nose of white grapefruit and dried apricots, some lavender-soapiness as well. Soft and gentle with mild acidity, this was a fresh, balanced and easy-drinking white. More enjoyable than my score implies, but not compelling, a pretty good price.
screwtop. 12% alcohol
Price: C$16.65 (SAQ)