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