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! — 6 days ago
Honey, apricots, nectar. Must have been a good vintage in Sauternes. Celebrating friends born in 1962. — 18 days ago
An amazing find during a trip to Bordeaux. All the perfect characteristics you expect from excellent Sauternes — 3 hours ago
Good value! Honeyed 🍯 fruit flavors. — 2 days ago
Not too sweet, but with gobs of flavor. Who needs dessert??? — 17 days ago
Drinking this is like coming back to an old girlfriend. There still a lot of the reasons there why you fell in love with her in the first place. Drinking it and exploring the taste you can get with fruit and cheese is always an adventure. Honey and caramelized peach flavors with not a cloying finish in sight. — 20 days ago