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The Golden Hour ✨ Bordeaux Whites

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It’s a good day to be a Wine Writer when box of liquid art arrives for an upcoming wine tasting. This time it was 11 bottles of French wine from @snoothmedia for a virtual tasting with Jean K Reilly, Master of Wine. No, I didn't break into the stash early but I did seriously consider it.  Timeless Elegance: Historical, yet still fashionable, "Golden Bordeaux" wine is named for its color, as well as its "golden" stature. Once upon a time, it was reserved exclusively for royalty. Today, we commoners can go for the gold as it's an affordable luxury available to all. There are ten distinct regions that produce Golden Bordeaux - Barsac, Bordeaux Supérieur, Cadillac, Cérons, Saint-Macaire, Graves Supérieures, Loupiac, Premieres Côtes de Bordeaux, Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, and finally, Sauternes.  Each region has their own unique characters and interpretations. The area is an ideal climate for Noble Rot , which is a fungus that can be beneficial to sweet win