Mouton Cadet 2014 Bordeaux Blanc Wine Review
Under 10 Bucks
Good introduction to the white wines of Bordeaux
This is not a life changing Bordeaux
Not meant to age
The Bordeaux region of France makes some of the most amazing (and expensive) wines on the planet. Some of the red wines from this area command hundreds to thousands of dollars a bottle.
What often gets overlooked, however, is the great amount of quality that comes out of this region at a fraction of the price.
So tonight I present to you, from the people who brought you Chateau Mouton Rothschild, a six dollar white wine.
Mouton Cadet 2014 Bordeaux Blanc
With a suggested retail price of $10, this widely available white wine can be found at most wine retailers. The 2014 Mouton Cadet is composed of 77% Sauvignon Blanc, 21% Semillon, and 2% Muscadelle. This is not a wine that is meant to be aged, so let’s quit playin’ around and get into these tasting notes.
Color: Pale yellow. What’s nice about white wines in clear bottles is that you get a good sense of its age just by looking it at. If this wine looks even the slightest bit on the dark side, don’t buy it.
Nose: Along with the typical floral and lemon/lime citrus notes expected from this white Bordeaux, there is a pleasant note of fresh papaya.
Taste: More zesty lemon and lime peel, along with tropical fruits of guava and papaya. There is a nice flinty stone component to this wine as well.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking to get into the Bordeaux region on the cheap, there are a lot of good options from bit producers. They are never going to blow your mind, but they are a good introduction to what the region has to offer. This Mouton Cadet 2014 Bordeaux Blanc is a great white wine that will not require you to break your piggy bank to obtain. Drink it early and often.