A Well-Priced White from Bordeaux

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The land of Bordeaux, known for its big and robust red wines, also happens to produce delicious whites that are much more suited for bargain hunters like myself. White bordeaux wines represent only about a quarter of the production of their famous counterpart reds, and the whites themselves are usually a blend of sauvignon blanc, semillon, and muscadelle. Such is the case with Chateau Lamothe de Haux, 2008 ($13). The wine has a beautiful mouth feel and medium body, due to a short barrel aging, and offers notes of white peach and candied lemon and a smooth and long finish. Grilled oysters with butter sauce or grilled sea bass are two perfect pairings.