Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc Blend

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!
— 4 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... 💪

Mulderbosch

Faithful Hound Stellenbosch 2015

3.3. Lovely blended red from Stellenbosch. On sale for$19.99, regularly $22.99. — a day ago

Château Cos d'Estournel

Bordeaux Blanc Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2013

Very nice but bit the best white Bordeaux I’ve had — 17 days ago

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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.
— 2 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.

Ashes & Diamonds Winery

Blanc No 2 Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2016

Trendy? Yes, but it’s also tasty. Perhaps the softest SB I can remember. None of the lemongrass or bright citrus but instead is more round with the semillon and very soft from the oak. A nice wine if you don’t mind the style. — 24 days ago

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Their tasting room is crazy retro. This wine was one of my favorites from their lineup.
Patrick Derdeyn

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I like it too, but I don’t have an oak aversion. Some people are just appalled by the suggestion of oak in a sauv blanc.

Château Malartic-Lagravière

Pessac-Léognan Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2010

Cat pee and grass up front, but not in a bad way, but with rich honeyed white peach fruit right behind it. Nice. — 11 days ago

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DeLille Cellars

Chaleur Estate Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2017

A beautiful complex white from Washington state. 70% Sauvignon Blanc 30% Semillon. Great fruit, great acidity and finish. 94 Wine Enthusiast — a day ago

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. — 19 days ago

Fritz Hatton
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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. — 23 days ago

Ray ContiJoe Becerra
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Château Lynch-Bages

Blanc de Lynch-Bages White Bordeaux Blend 2013

Ok wine just not that interesting — 12 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.