91 points Decanter
"Citrus and white pear fruits form the major character of the wine, all wrapped up in a tight spine of mouthwatering minerality. Great stuff. Around half of the planting Sauvignon Blanc is from Sancerre genetics. 20% new oak. Drinking Window 2021 - 2030."
"74% Sauvignon Blanc, 26% Sémillon. Barrel sample.
Fragrant and pure with pin-point precision. All in length and line. Floral, citrus aromas. Delicious fruit but again controlled, the finish pebble-sucking and saline. Atypical white Bordeaux. Could be burgundy – Puligny? 17+/20 points. (JL)"
Vinous Reverie Notes
The Guinaudeau family has been growing vines at Grand Village since the 17th century, and there is no doubt regarding the very early appearance of white varieties in the estate’s vineyard. With the viticulture sector crisis in the 1960s, those white varieties slowly gave up their place to be replaced with red grapes. Convinced by the great potential of some of the soils at Grand Village to yield great white wines, Sylvie and Jacques decided to replant a number of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon parcels in the early 1990s. Soil and sub-soil: 2.3 hectares of clay-limestone soil. The vineyard is farmed under sustainable viticulture. Tasting Notes: The white of Grand Village evolved in the passage of just a few years into a different wine, showing a complex floral nose and great harmony between tension and texture on the palate. The finish is very long and elegant. The wine’s capacity to age in bottle evolved considerably.