- Bernard Burtschy in Le Figaro über das Weingut allgemein: „Il en résulte un Pessac Leognan très élégant, velouté et charnu, avec la structure du cabernet-sauvignon mais sans rusticité. Il est fruité, tannique, boisé et epicé .“
- 90 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE, Lisa Perrotti-Brown: "The Domaine de la Solitude 2016 Blanc has a ripe apples and apricots-scented nose with wafts of lime blossoms, hay and grapefruit. Medium-bodied, the palate is seriously racy with loads of zesty sparks and a steely finish."
- 92 Punkte WINESPECTATOR, James Molesworth: "A showy white in the making, featuring a broad swath of warmed brioche that frames the core of creamed yellow apple, pear, melon and star fruit flavors. Light macadamia nut and acacia accents score the finish. Delivers depth and length, with a latent juiciness that will carry it well. Best from 2021 through 2026."
- 90 Punkte VINOUS, Neal Martin: "The 2016 Domaine de la Solitude Blanc, a blend of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Sémillon, has a generous, focused bouquet of Golden Delicious apple, hints of grapefruit and a touch of yellow flowers. The palate is well balanced with a slightly honeyed entry, the Sémillon playing a key role here. Hints of lemon curd and ginger develop toward the intense finish. Very fine."
- 90 Punkte DECANTER, Jane Anson: "This has lovely gentle citrus and freshly sliced peach and grapefruit. A great delivery without being too much, another success. Drinking Window 2027 – 2050"
- 90 Punkte JEB DUNNUCK: "Notes of citrus, winter savory/green herbs, and subtle minerality define the 2016 Domaine de la Solitude Blanc. It’s medium-bodied, with vibrant acidity and a great finish. It plays in the fresh, crisp, racy end of the spectrum yet has beautiful fruit and purity."
- 92-93 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: "This is full and dense with polished and velvety tannins. Licorice, tar and walnut undertones. Best I have had from here."
|James Suckling:||92 JS|
|Jeb Dunnuck:||90 JD|
|Parker Wine Advocate:||90 RPWA|
|Appellation:||Graves Pessac Leognan|
|Im Weinberg:||40 Hektar mit 65% Sauvignon und 35% Semillon, Durchschnittsalter der Reben: 25 Jahre|
|% vol Alk:||13,5|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||"A great wine is always born from a great grape", as Olivier Bernard likes to say. Thanks to a long and meticulous conditioning, the vineyard of La Solitude delivers today, vintage after vintage, grapes rich in both colour and aroma, collected at perfect maturity. In the manner of Chevalier, this last characteristic rests on a very high degree of requirement in terms of sorting of the grape selection. The harvest is done by hand, with small crates, by an oversized team, in order to operate in the quickest of deadlines in conjunction with weather conditions, so as not to "chase the grape harvest". The precision of operations During the sorting of the vine, the visual criteria, which determines the harvest of the white grapes isn't sufficient enough to guarantee the impeccable quality of the red grapes. With regards to the latter, the sorting procedure at the vine is then followed by another selection procedure around a table, after which de-stemming takes place. The grapes, successively sorted bunch by bunch, then grape by grape, are then transported towards the tanks by means of a system comprised of a mobile vat and an electric fork-lift truck, which avoids any pumping and preserves the integrity of the skin of the fruit, which is responsible for the tannins. Olivier Bernard adds: "It is precision which governs the grouping of these operations allowing the wines of La Solitude to avoid the pitfall of rustic simplicity." A natural wine-making process The vinification happens in vats, generally with internal wine yeast (that is to say wine yeast naturally present in our vines), with a moderated temperature base and a measured extraction comparing vintage, grape variety, and fragmentation. The malolactic fermentation takes place in the barrels. The evolution of the Domaine's wines towards a more supported structure, with fine and elegant tannins, authorises the winemaker to increase little by little the proportion of new wood during the raising process, this compliment being carried out via one year old wine barrels. Olivier Bernard states: "The same high standards at Chevalier are also at La Solitude. The purpose here is also to entirely produce a great classical wine expressing the component elements of the terroir... When we arrived at La Solitude, we found ourselves confronted by a merlot wine, fresh and fruity, but lacking in complexity. It was quickly understood that the potential of the terroir was being under-used and that surpassing these standards were conceivable. Thanks to the hot gravel soil of the Domaine, very favourable for maturing the cabernet grape, it was possible to guide the wine definitions towards a deeper, more complex structure, conforming to the very best of the Grand Cru wines of the wine producing region"|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Domaine de la Solitude, 10 route de la Solitude 33650 MARTILLAC|