Daulhiac “Château Le Payral” 2004 Bergerac Sec (Southwest France) – Tastes like sauvignon blanc – green, fresh and zippy – with fine-powder, almost dusty minerality (something in the granite family, it appears) and a dry, but intense, finish. A nice, good value wine. (5/06)
Actually, it’s a blend of sauvignon blanc, sémillon and muscadelle (proportions unknown). This makes two delicious Bergeracs I’ve had this year, both of them fine values. Why don’t I own more of these wines? Alcohol: 12%. Closure: cork. Importer: Violette. Web: http://chateaulepayral.over-blog.com/.