Brander was where I first came to enjoy white wine and with the latest release of their Cuvee Nicolas they just keep getting better. Best known for their Sauvignon Blanc wines in this blend we have a fine expression of Bordeaux white wine with a 75/25 mix of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes aged sur-lie in 50% new oak. This wonderful dry wine is fantastic bringing expression of lemon, a touch of gooseberry and lovely little floral and vanilla hints creating a complex, layered experience. The wine is refreshing without being racy, balancing acid and fruit that produce a medium length finish and this taster wanting more.
Number of wines reviewed in 2010: 111