Quite consistent with my notes from ~6 months ago:
Nose has over-ripe apricot, almond oil, marzipan, meringue cookie and cold butter.
Palate has warmed apricot pie with extra flakey, buttery crust, sweet sand, white flower honey and mango.
Admittedly I love Sauternes and have many bottles, yet it's a rarity on opening and posting to the Community. We paired this bottle with a hard, smoked goat cheese from a local, Hudson valley producer, a solid match of sweet and salty. — 6 days ago
Used a Corvin 3X over 6 months, still fresh, great product. Second wine of Chateau Haut-Bailly, a blend of 60% Merlot, 30% Cab Sauv & 10% Cab Franc, deep Ruby with aromas of black fruits, cassis and flinty notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, red currants and juicy blueberry with cedar notes and baking spice. Firm tannins, medium acidity ending tangy with fruit and mineral finish. Very Nice! — 8 days ago
Château Bechereau Philipperie Grand Vin de Sauternes 1983 Bordeaux, France
This is a nicely aged sweet wine from Bordeaux.
Brownish in color with a brick hue.
Great nose, although a little stinky, with honey, vegetables, herbs, wet leaves, citrus and Indian spices light curry and cumin.
Medium plus in body and buttery, with medium plus acidity.
Sweet on the palate with limes, citrus, honey, apples, earth, wood, over ripened pears, honey, Indian spices and black pepper.
This is an interesting sweet wine, but i prefer these younger.
This 36 year old is nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself. Not too sweet, with a lot of complexity. A little bitter on the ending. Spicy and tangy.
I paired it with a Macadamia Nut ice cream.
The nose is very overwhelming, so I figured I need to give it a day to chill out, which was a great idea.
Next day update: It's good that I didn't post my review yesterday, as this is a nice surprise. A tastier wine today.
Lost most of the bitter and vegetables notes, and it is showing very nicely.
If you have one, let it open up for a long time. Delicious and complex.
13% alcohol by volume.
92 points. — 18 days ago