Croix de Labrie Stella Solare

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James Suckling: 94 Points

This may only be Bordeaux Blanc, but it has a wonderful nose of candied grapefruit, custard and some delicate herb notes. The palate is generous with some textural complexity and it remains lively, in spite of modest acidity. A blend of 70 per cent semillon, 20 per cent sauvignon gris and ten per cent sauvignon blanc, aged in acacia barrels. No malolactic fermentation. Drink now.

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Paolo Basso: 92 Points

Very deep and intense golden yellow. Typical nose with aromas of beeswax, passion fruit, acacia, white flowers and sweet spices. Beautiful, dense, fresh and tense palate while having a beautiful structure, the presence of tannins which characterize the finish, giving it a straighter touch. Good length finish, with great expressive capacity.

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Jeff Leve: 90 Points

The wine opens with a blend of 60% Semillon. 20% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sauvignon Gris. The wine is all about the pure, fresh, just squeezed grapefruit, lemon and lime along with its crisp, fresh finish. It's not powerful, nor should it be, but its a nice summery wine with character.