Château Coutet A Barsac

Château Coutet

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon Blend

full body sauternes with rich waxy apricot flavors. it was paired with galette de rois — 25 days ago

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Morlet Family Vineyards

Billet Doux Late Harvest Sémillon 2013

Shay A
9.4

My second set of wines to provide as part of a co-host event.

I picked these up during a visit to Morlet in the fall of ‘21. Sadly, these are the last of my initial stash. 58 semillon/36 SB/6 Muscat.

Poured blind for a group of 20 people at the end of a wine event, I was shocked that not one single person called this Cali. Many Sauternes, Barsac, and a few South African dessert wine guesses. It’s undeniably sporting botrytis flavors, but the richness has a wonderful spine of acidity. Honeyed mango, white peach and chock-full of orange blossom on the nose, there’s added candied spice and honeycomb on the palate. Didn’t pick up any nutty flavors (which I enjoy in Sauternes), but this was also fairly young. Extremely “fresh” for a dessert wine, if that makes sense. Best Cali dessert wine I’ve had, I think.
— 2 months ago

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I think most people do not know that such a wine is made in California. I would have guessed the same.
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Leave to a French transplant. 😉

Château Climens

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1990

Jeremy Shanker
9.3

One of the best aged sauternes I’ve had in a long time! Candied Orange marmalade, chanterelle, honeycomb. Delicious. — 2 years ago

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Château Coutet

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

A blend of mainly Merlot (60%) and Cabernet Franc (30%) with some Malbec (7%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (3%). Perfumed dark fruit, blackberry pie and cherry with hints of graphite and vanilla. Big, bold, structured, balanced. Quite different from the 2017 vintage — 3 years ago

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Château Climens

Barsac 1er Cru Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2003

David T
9.6

Happy New Year!🎈🎆🎊

This is a pairing I’ve been talking about doing for a decade but, couldn’t find a bakery to make one. So, I had to make it. The Sauternes is a 96. The pairing is a 10

Everything about the Sauternes is married in the pineapple upside down cake. Old school meets old school. Clemens the second best Sauternes producer after D’ Yquem.

At En Primeur in 2014, we spent a day in Sauternes & Barsac…eight Chateau’s and multiple vintages. We component tasted at Clemens. Great day. The highlight wasn’t D’Yquem, it was component tasting at Clemens. After eight Chateau’s, we went to Guiraud to taste 50 more Sauternes in an hour and then dinner. When we finished the 50 Sauternes, I wanted to go to the dentist for a teeth cleaning rather than have dinner I had so much RS in my mouth. Tasted nearly 2500 wines in 6 days.

This note is being written the next day with leftover Pineapple Upside down cake and 2003 Clemens.

This has a classic Sauternes nose of heather honey, marmalade, dry citrus and stone fruits with nuts with skin & waxy notes.

The palate is super thick, lush, waxy with ripe botrytis fruits of dry; pineapple, stone fruits. Orange-tangerine, lemon, lime, grapefruit citrus, marmalade, honey dripping, coconut shavings, nuts with skin, candied walnuts, saline, white spice, caramel, vanillin, wet marl, soft but strong edgy chalk, molasses notes, fruit blossoms, yellow lilies & flowers, spring white florals, excellent, very round acidity, balanced, excellent structure, well woven and smartly polished finish that lasts minutes.

From 750 ml
— 2 months ago

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Château Broustet

Sauternes Barsac Sémillion Sauvignon Blanc 1983

1983 vintage. A beauty at 40 years old in this excellent Sauternes vintage. Amber colour. Intense perfume with dried figs, roasted hazelnuts, coffee and caramel and a fresh lemony touch. In the mouth it features a juicy acidity balancing the delicate sweetness. Complexity and balance. Long nutty finish. — a year ago

Château de Fargues

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Oh, so good. Elegant, fresh, complex, more Barsac than Sauternes. Very exotic too with flowers and spices.
If you are into Sauternes or Barsac buy a case or two, it does not get much better than this. Fantastic now but no rush.
— 2 years ago

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Château Doisy-Daëne

Haut Barsac Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1937

Awesome bottle. medium dark amber robe, nose of compote fruits and flowers, very rich and decadent in the mouth but with a sort of drier finish on a fresh and balanced note. Would have never even hinted at 1937 had we tasted blind. Very very young Barsac that makes you think of the 70s good vintages. Top stuff and wish we had bought a couple more bottles...
— 3 months ago

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Alexander Vineyards

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

Shay A
9.2

Alexander Vineyards has a great selection of wines, all at great values. This is their only dessert wine, and it has been delicious every time I’ve had it.

Last bottle of mine. This is from the Barsac region. Richly colored gold in the glass. Viscous, but not overly so. If comparing to a Climens, I’d say this doesn’t have as much of the orange-honey roasted cashew type note, but lots of orange marmalade, honeyed tropical fruits and honeysuckle. This showed a more powerful core than a 2009 LaTour Blanche I had a few weeks ago (which I enjoyed how bright it was). Paired with truffle salted popcorn at the end of the night, and it was great.
— a year ago

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the grapes are from france?
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@Joshua Fisher : correct. Their tasting room is actually in the hill country (near Austin & San Antonio, TX), but none of their wine is from Texas. They work with producers (champagne, Bordeaux, Germany, Spain, etc) and then import their wines under their AV label.

Château Doisy-Védrines

Sauternes Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014

Shay A
9.3

This was a bottle that was Coravined about 6+ months ago with about 3/4 remaining. Although young, I’ve always been a bit conservative when it comes to Coravined bottles and their freshness. Great sweet wine to pair with Thanksgiving food.

My first experience with Doisy-Vedrines, having only had Doisy-Daene previously. Would love to do a side by side. Tropically exotic and rich. Botrytis to the core. Pineapple upside down cake on the nose with honeyed apricots and orange marmalade. Viscous and totally giving on the palate with yellow fruit and and sweet spices. There’s not that honey roasted cashew profile I get with my favorite Sauternes, but this is a delicious and easy going wine that sports a great QPR. Room for improvement. (Also, this is evidently Barsac but labeled as Sauternes).
— 2 years ago

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Sounds delicious!
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Strong 💪 like bull 🐂