This is a delicious dessert wine from France. Sweet on the palate with great complexity.
Showing honey, yellow apples, apricots, spices, sweet nectar, white wild flowers, melons, brown sugar and spices.
Medium bodied with high acidity.
Well balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars.
Thank you Barry for sharing this with me.
This needs no food. Just sip and enjoy.
This 8 year old will continue age nicely in the next 40 years.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$160 (375 ml). — 8 days ago
2017 vintage. A bit of a curiosity as this 4 hectares vineyard is situated on an island in the Ciron river. After years of abandonment it was bought and restaured by the Lamothe family (Château Haut-bergeron). 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon blanc. More freshness compared to the 2016 vintage with ripe pineapple and flowers on the nose. Not especially profound but a very nice lightweight Sauternes with good acidity and good almondy length. Good value too at 23 EUR. — 2 days ago
2015 vintage. Herbs, soy sauce, mocha, raw beef, dark cherry and blackberry in the nose. Light/Medium body with the wine exhibiting a little pinot/burg style with introductory leaner tannins and then fattens up with the plum/cherry/cassis trifecta. A Burgundy drinker’s Bordeaux that finishes earthy and herbal. Deliciously different. — 9 days ago
Tropical fruits commingle with the typical aromas of molasses, orange peel, and dried apricots. Hint of mint as well. Salted sweetness is countered by abundant fresh acidity. Would like to see a bit more viscosity on the medium to full body.
A simple good pairing with dark chocolate. Very youthful at 23 years. — 19 days ago
This is getting better each year. Great blend of merlot and cab franc, it has black berries, cherries, violettes and crushed roses, in a medium bodied and very balanced wrap. No excess maturity nor excess alcohol, all done to perfection. Still requires a few years, maybe 3 to 4, but hard to resist now. Top notch stuff and goes for such low prices if you can find them. 2018 is now called Les Perrières de Lafleur and goes for 99 bucks. Plays in the big league !!! — 9 days ago
Despite the degraded label wine is in excellent shape! Deep amber color, not a whiff of sherry oxidative notes like the other 70s oldies. Very mature dried fruits floral profile with balanced palate and what a match for the Hungarian foie gra Wilson brought. Also paired really well with Costco duck dressed up like a Peking version! — 3 days ago