The 1980 vintage in Sauternes was challenging to say the least but Chateau D’Yquem has crafted one of the shining stars of the vintage. Aromatically quite expressive, the Sauternes takes the lead with candied ginger, lychee, apricot and shades of bananas foster that all sing in unison. The palate comes off with an unusual combination of sweet and sour tones, with a strong vein of salinity that races through the core of quince, sour apricot, vanilla creme brûlée and roasted pineapple flavors. Texturally elegant, this is far less on the unctuous side of D’Yquem, but has a beautiful feeling of refinement, freshness and elegance. Still humming at the forty year mark, the 1980 D’Yquem will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another five to ten years. Drink 2020-2027- 94 — 9 days ago
Muscular and focused. Black fruit, slate and cassis. Powerful and deep. Needs lots of time but clearly built of the finest materials. — 6 hours ago
Peach & apricot nose, dry & fresh. Reminds me a little of drinking Honig Sauvignon blanc at the beach in Sarasota 🏝 — 10 days ago
Tonight I have opened the 2011 Château Lestrille Entre-Deux-Mers Sauvignon Blanc. This is a blend of predominantly Sauvignon Blanc and a little bit of Muscadelle.
On the nose there is lime, grapefruit, white peach, guava, white flowers, herbaceous note and minerality.
On the palate there is green apple, lime, white peach, nectarine, grass, river rock and a good mineral backing.
This is a medium bodied wine with medium + to high acidity that pleasingly moves right into a long crisp fresh citrus finish with more minerals right on the end. As we continue to move out of seclusion and more and more businesses start to open back up, please remember to respect others and maintain social distancing. Please stay safe and healthy and we will soon be totally back together again. Nostrovia! 🥂🥂🥂🥂 — 7 days ago
Tasted blind. Light gold. Complex nose. Notes of honeysuckle, grass field, lemon, beeswax and some green apple. Nice fruit in the mouth. Soft and quiet acidity and structure, even after 5 hours of air. Decent juice but the nose makes you wanting more than the body provides. Was hoping for more impact. — 17 days ago
Complex and quaffable #pessacleognan #graves GCC Bordeaux blend. Served cold there are some wild onion notes, yellow citrus but as it warms up a bit in the glass it balances out nicely and with forward fruit and an luscious mouthfeel. It would be outstanding with fresh oysters. — 10 days ago
Initially reticent and needing 30 minutes of air to fully express itself aromatically, the 2006 Chateau Rieussec opens with a lighter bouquet of butterscotch, buttered popcorn, mango and ginger undertones. The palate shows really good freshness and intensity with a good sense of minerality. Pineapple creme brulee, poached pear, bananas foster and nutmeg flavors complete this beautiful wine. The exceedingly long, finish lingers and rounds out this complete wine. What this doesn’t possess on the nose, exceeds expectations on the palate and finish, as this elegant wine is one of the great wines of this vintage. Enjoy this wonderful wine over the next two decades. Drink 2020-2035- 94 — 24 days ago