Domaine du Salut récompensé "a pretty good drink really"
Huon Hooke, influent critique australien salue la qualité de nos vins
Graves Blanc 2011 : note 86/100
Graves Blanc 2012 : note 87/100
80/20 sauvignon blanc and semillon. Light to medium straw colour. Smoky, nutty, straw aromas with a hint of smoky sulfides. A trace of nuttiness, maybe from barrels. It's savoury and not at all grassy or even fruity. The taste is clean and fresh, medium-bodied and soft in the mouth with a dry presence and finish, and a little phenolic grip to firm it up. Fairly straightforward but a good wine, and well priced.
Graves Rouge 2010 : note 88/100
Medium to light red/brick-red colour. Vanilla and raspberry aromas, then again on the palate where the vanilla and oaky tastes take over somewhat. Mulberry and rose petal. Typical Bordeaux merlot nose. The tannins are firm and assertive while the flavour is a little light for the balance. Pleasant little wine, but the tannins require some protein to mop them up. It was better with food: a pretty good drink really.