Bordeaux Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Clos Floridene

Graves Blanc White Bordeaux Blend 2010

Nose has warmed pear, wildflower honey, dried grapefruit peel and cold butter.

Palate has baked yellow apple & pear, fading citrus notes, sandstone-like minerality, under-ripe white peach and hint of dried apricots on the long finish.

This wine has improved markedly in two years since from our last bottle. As usual, it's the last bottle, but should anyone be holding 2010, no concerns for 4-6 more years. Solid bottle from a very solid vintage, just coming into it's prime, when in proper storage.

Paired tonight with some beautiful cuts of Halibut, perfectly cooked in sous vide. Accompanied by roasted broccoli, shallots and lemons, just stellar with this bottle.

Decanted ~2hrs.
— 5 days ago

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Tom Casagrande

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Sounds really nice
Severn Goodwin

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@Tom Casagrande Yes, it was. Unfortunately I rarely have the patience to let white Bordeaux rest long enough to get to this stage.

Château Lafon

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

An amazing find during a trip to Bordeaux. All the perfect characteristics you expect from excellent Sauternes — 15 hours ago

Château Suduiraut

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1979

From one of the top Sauternes estates! Rich amber color brings complex honey apricot taste and viscosity. So much fun to share with good friends and food. — 25 days ago

Ray ContiJoe Becerra
with Ray and Joe

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1988

Shay A
9.4

Today was my annual hosting of the Wednesday Wine Committee. There was 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds and 1 dessert, all provided by me. Tasted blind, as always.

Birth year Sauternes. Drinking just like you’d expect a 31yr old Sauternes to be drinking, and maybe even slightly younger. Basically perfect provenance, the color has really darkened over the last 2-3yrs. Amber in the glass and molasses like up front. This checks all the boxes for Classic Sauternes. Honeyed sweet fruits with ripened pineapple, golden peach and nectarine with a touch of savory/nutty notes on the finish. Very lengthy finish with tons of complexity and life left. Wish I had another 1-2 bottles!
— 7 days ago

Dan FitzgeraldAndrew HeffleyWill Adams
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David T

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Had their 83 with “Chocolate Creme de Pot” 👌
David T

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Oh...last weekend.
Peter van den Besselaar

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Always nice when a birthyear wine delivers... 💪

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Old enough to lose the honey drop viscosity that I don’t like about this wine and nice acidity to bolster it this long. — 21 days ago

Fritz Hatton
with Fritz
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Château Cos d'Estournel

Bordeaux Blanc Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2013

Very nice but bit the best white Bordeaux I’ve had — 20 days ago

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Château Suduiraut

Le Blanc sec de Suduiraut Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Delectable Wine
9.0

The Sémillon-based 2018 Blanc Sec de Suduiraut is creamy, supple and wonderfully inviting. Green apple, almond, dried flowers and chamomile are all laced together in a racy wine that shows how compelling the best dry whites of Sauternes can be. $20.00 (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, April 2019) — 2 days ago

Alex, Shay and 15 others liked this

Château Graville-Lacoste

Graves Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2017

Do NOT sleep on White BDX. This is ethereal, lacy, fresh cut white flowers—killer with chilled King Crab legs. As the price of Burgundy becomes more and more offensive I am turning to other regions that offer high quality wine at reasonable price points. This bottle is an easy pounder—and food friendly—for sub $20 is exactly what I’m looking for. — 2 days ago

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John Osgood

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White BDX is very underrated.

Château Lynch-Bages

Blanc de Lynch-Bages White Bordeaux Blend 2013

Ok wine just not that interesting — 14 days ago

Ryan, Shay and 3 others liked this
Adam Crane

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I just put the 2016 on the menu...hope it’s better
Ron Siegel

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I normally like their Blanc Adam but this btl seemed flat.

Château de Fieuzal

Pessac-Léognan Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 1998

Beautiful straw color on this 21-year-old white Bordeaux. Notes of white peach, yellow apple, and crème brûlée leap from the glass complementing the honeydew melon, lanolin, and creamy texture on the palate. The tension between the plush semillion and the acid-driven sauvignon blanc finish keep you coming back for more! Perfect sipper for GoT 😊 — 2 days ago

Matthew Cohen
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