White Bordeaux Blend

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2011

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.

Just delicious.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

97 points.

$160 (375 ml).
— 8 days ago

Jamie, Alex and 34 others liked this

Domaine de Chevalier

Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent Bordeaux Blanc Sec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2019

Festive evening with friends right in the middle of the Beaujolais region. Bordeaux tonight, Beaujolais tomorrow... No notes — 4 days ago

Alex, Daniel and 9 others liked this

Château Haut-Bergeron

L'îlot de Haut Bergeron Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2017

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

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Château La Tour-Martillac

Pessac-Léognan AOC White Bordeaux Blend 2000

Fantastic experience before and after food. Before the bitters were very noticable and made me believe it was Grüner Veltliner. After the food you noticed the fresh acidity with a kicker. Great wine for 21 year old!! — 9 days ago

Eric, Shay and 10 others liked this

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

For whatever reason this just didn’t show like it should have. I’ll wait a few more years on the next one. — 4 days ago

Daniel P., Andrew and 5 others liked this

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Le Petit Haut Lafitte Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

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

Mike, Severn and 14 others liked this

Château de Rayne-Vigneau

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1998

Ming L
9.2

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

Bob, Byron and 3 others liked this

Château Climens

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1986

Dark gold color. Great nose. Notes of apricot, brown sugar, stones, some spice and some crème brulee. Smooth in the mouth, nice texture with great power. A suitable finish to a great evening of wine and food. (Bday 12 of 12) — a day ago

David, Severn and 18 others liked this
Sharon B

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Happy birthday sounds like you had a good one!

Guinaudeau

"G" Acte 6 Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

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

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Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

Good to hear, I bought the 2016 because I didn’t want follow the price increases of classic Bordeaux wines for 2016. Looking forward opening one!
Alexandre Pagliano

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We did bought 2014, 2015 and 2016. Just found some 2012 and buying too. Have yet to taste the 2016. 2015 is richer and less classical than the 2014 but really good and well done. I guess each year will get better. Let me know your thoughts on the 2016 once you have it !

Château Mont-Joye

Cuvée Réservée Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1970

JKT
9.3

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