Graves, Bordeaux

Alexander Vineyards

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014

Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!

If you aren’t familiar with this label, it’s a unique concept. The winery is located in Fredericksburg, TX yet the wines are from all over the world (fruit is cold shipped to the winery or made in the country they are sourced from). This is probably best now or over the next few years. It has typical orange blossom and honey notes, with a very creamy mid palate...like an orange creamsicle. Lots of sweetness without much nuttiness.
— 12 days ago

Michael RaridenSteve BolgerAndrew Heffley
with Michael, Steve and 8 others
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Château Gilette

Crème de Tête Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1970

very much enjoyed this. At first aromas of turpentine was present but it went away with some aeration. Wine still has refreshing taste that balances well the sweetness....color does not give away its age at all — 11 days ago

Francis le, Ron and 2 others liked this

Château Cantegril

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014

Ken Z
9.1

Honeyed apricot, pineapple, and a hint of almond on the nose. Honey, pineapple, and pineapple on the palate flavors. Perhaps a touch thin for sauternes, but high quality nonetheless.

4/23/8/4/3+50=91 pts.
— 12 days ago

Ken, Daniel and 3 others liked this

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2007

Well if this isn’t a way to finish off lunch, I don’t know what is!!! Stewed blend of peaches and apricots on the nose. Who the pallet is a long finish of rolling summer stone fruit. Perfect balance! Utopia again! — 14 days ago

Leonard Varvaro
with Leonard
Iwan, David and 22 others liked this

Château Climens

Barsac 1er Cru Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2012

Shay A
9.4

Monthly WTF group recap. Theme this month was “bring something special”. Normally we taste all of the wines blind, but we decided to do a relaxed night with amazing wines at a great restaurant. Spectacular evening!

Simply a glimpse at what is to come for this beautiful Sauternes. Orange blossom, honey roasted cashews and sea salt aromatics. Decadent and rich on the palate with candied mango, pineapple and lemon tart. This will hold for a decade or two and will be lights out. Thanks
@Andrew Heffley .
— 12 days ago

Andrew HeffleyMichael RaridenSteve Bolger
with Andrew, Michael and 8 others
Tom, David and 32 others liked this
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My second favorite producer of Sauternes! 👍

Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1976

Stunning. Sweet red fruit, spice, leather, gravel/dust, perfect acidity and a beautiful lingering finish. — 2 days ago

Shay, Rob and 10 others liked this
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Wow Andrew! Great stuff. @Andrew Steffensmeier

Château de Chantegrive

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Ken Z
8.9

Black cherry, wet rocks, and a touch of petrol (blows off after a bit) on the nose. A mix of red and black fruits on the medium palate. Medium tannins and finish.

3/21/8/4/3+50= 89 pts.
— 12 days ago

Anthony De, David and 1 other liked this

Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 1988

Once again, time to jump in the wayback machine....Decant 1 hour (decent amount of chunky sediment). An awe-inspiring dark garnet color...little bricking after all these years! On the nose: some barn yard funk starting to blow off, wet earth, smoke, floral, cigar box. Taste: black cherry, pencil lead, vanilla, with a little ending tannic kick...not fading after +30 years!!! — 4 days ago

Brenda Terzich-Garland
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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1923

Just when you thought the oldest wine of the night was the 38' FKA Schmitt Pettenthal TBA, this pops up. Again I'll let SC describe the wine again:

Chateau La Mission Haut Brion 1923 was the oldest wine of the pre-auction dinner. Still so fresh with a lovely complex attack, a bit hollow [on the] mid-palate that shows an average vintage, and a long finish with a surprisingly good tannic structure. Stunning!

To add to this, I'd like to say WeinArt did an amazing job sourcing and cellaring this impeccable bottle. Kudos to them!
— 16 days ago

Ellen, P and 29 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Whaaatt! Wow.
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@Aaron Tan What an experience!
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Wow 😮

Château Sigalas Rabaud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001

Really enjoyable with the multiple styles of desserts that we had. Not too sweet.. unlike most Sauternes that I have had. Very nice — 11 days ago

Shay, Anthony De and 4 others liked this