Sauternes, Graves

Château Guiraud

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classé Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2003


Deep golden in color.

Strong nose of honeydew, citrus, lemons, honey, spices, melons, oranges, tangerines, tropical fruits and pineapples. A really beautiful nose.

Full bodied and buttery with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with melons, red apples, honey, tropical fruits, spices, light earth, honeysuckle and white pepper.

Long finish with oranges and spices.

This is a fabulous dessert wine from Bordeaux, France.

Very complex with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

Delicious right out of the bottle, good by itself, and even better after an hour of airtime.

Thanks Scott for sharing this with me.

This 19 year old is smooth and generous. Rich and extracted. Sweet and well balanced.

I've had the 2009 vintage not too long ago, and this is showing so much better. What a wonderful surprise.

Paired very nicely with the blue cheese. Drank from a 375ml bottle.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

— 10 days ago

Scott McNamara
with Scott
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Been interested to see how these are holding up from the epic hot 03 vintage

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Château d'Yquem

2 Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Have a look at my notes on the # 1. Here is same quality. Good stuff. — a month ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Ron and 6 others liked this

Clos Labère

Sauternes 1984

Beautiful vintage- notes of nectar, saffron, apricot, and honey. Gorgeous apricot honey color. — a month ago

Château Doisy-Daëne

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014

2014 vintage. One of the last vintages of the late Denis Dubordieu who sadly passed away in 2016. This was a great year for Sauternes, combining lots of botrytis with high acidity. Refined perfume with dried apricot, almond, quince, orange peel and the typical roasted noble rot aroma. In the mouth it is very fresh with juicy acidity balancing the layers of dried fruits and a long lingering finish that leaves impressions of almonds and fresh mint. Gorgeous Barsac and reasonably priced. Abv. 13,5 %. — 14 days ago

Dawn, Hermes and 1 other liked this

Château d'Yquem

1 Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

I believe this is made with the young vines of Yquem and is a blend of a couple of vintages. We liked it a lot. Good sauternes with botrytis and acidity that is great for drinks or also with food. We bought more. — 2 months ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Ron and 7 others liked this

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001

Dried apricot and orange aromas and flavors, moderately sweet, great balance, long finish, lovely, long finish, great Sauternes!! — a month ago

Jim Powers
with Jim
vinokeeno, Severn and 3 others liked this

Château de Malle

Sauternes Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Have Sauternes so rarely. This one is delicious, even if we do have a sentimental connection to the producer. Perfect balance of sweetness and acid. Really nice. — 6 days ago

Severn, Ira and 3 others liked this

Château d'Arche

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1986

This is in such a great shape, all you’re looking for in aged Sauternes is in this bootle. — 7 days ago

Jan, Peter and 2 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1988

Still an amazing wine. — 19 days ago

Ira, Severn and 14 others liked this

Château Lusseau

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Dan R

Very enjoyable, excellent value left bank red. Nicely aromatic, with red currant, tobacco and pencil lead on the nose. Medium bodied , tight and firm on the palate with excellent concentration and grip. Not an ounce of fat on this chiseled red. Glides to a finish featuring polished tannins and a kick of crushed rock minerality. 31 € on the list and worth every penny. — 9 days ago

Anthony, Severn and 2 others liked this