The Sauvignon de Seguin Bordeaux Blanc 2020 is a $7.99 Trader Joe’s import exclusive. Bordeaux Blanc is Sauvignon Blanc often blended with Semillon, but the wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. This wine is made by Chateau Seguin, the current Chateau was built in 1780, though the Estate has a history back to the times of Charlemagne.
This is an AOC-designated wine sourced from grapes farmed in the Entre Deux Mers region of Bordeaux. This region is has been best known for producing White wine but is gaining notoriety in Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wine.
The Sauvignon de Seguin Bordeaux Blanc 2020 is a wine that everyday French wine drinkers drink. In France, this Sauv Blanc sells for 4.9 Euros which equals five or six bucks. The wine magazines and media typically make it sound as if the French are drinking fabulously expensive wines, but they are just like us and want a good wine at a fair price. Plus, if you open a bottle at every lunch and dinner the cost adds up in a hurry.
The Sauvignon de Seguin Bordeaux Blanc 2020 is a young wine, it was fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. Most Sauv Blanc in this price range, regardless of where it was produced, are young wines made in stainless steel. These wines are bright and fruit-forward, which is an extremely popular style for Sauvignon Blanc.
Expensive Bordeaux Blanc can be aged for decades and is highly sought after, but these young and tasty wines are the most popular. Most Trader Joe’s exclusive wines come with almost no information, here we have a Chateau Estate wine that has a real website and some interesting details. The alcohol content is 12.5% and Decanter magazine awarded this wine 92 points.
The Sauvignon de Seguin Bordeaux Blanc 2020 Tasting Notes
The color is a very pale wheat yellow. The nose is lemons, flowers, peaches, pears, melon, and tropical fruit. The Sauvignon de Seguin Bordeaux Blanc 2020 sleek and tasty Sauv Blanc, not complex, but what is in your glass is delicious.
This Sauvignon Blanc tastes like unsweetened pineapple mixed with lemon, green apple, and melon. The mid-palate offers peach, soft spice, a salty sensation, and a splash of lime. The acidity is fine, maybe slightly on the subdued side of things.
- The Sauvignon de Seguin Bordeaux Blanc 2020 is a well-made, well-priced, good tasting wine.
- If you did not know that Bordeaux Blanc was Sauvignon Blanc you owe to yourself to give it a try.
- It is amazing that some many different countries produce excellent value-priced Sauvignon Blanc!