Sauternes, Graves

Château Coutet

Chartreuse de Coutet Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2011

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.
— 4 days ago

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Josh Morgenthau

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Want some of that apricot pie
Severn Goodwin

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Mmmm yeah, me too! Would also be a solid pair!

Château d'Yquem

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2004

Yquem, what else do you need to say. — a day ago

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Château Miselle

Sauternes Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Love this with my plate of cheeses. Honey and apricots. Beautiful golden color. — 10 days ago

Château Bechereau Philipperie

Cru Bourgeois Grand Vin de Sauternes White Bordeaux Blend 1983

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.
— 15 days ago

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Douglas Braun

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Super fun wine for the Holidays

Château Coutet a Barsac

1er Grand Cru de Sauternes White Bordeaux Blend 1971

Shay A
9.4

Wednesday Wine Committee. Great hosting by Gavin. 1 sparkler, 4 whites, 4 reds and 2 dessert wines. All served blind as usual.

Such a treat. This was absolutely wonderful and has so much fruit and life to it! It is extremely honeyed...not much roasted nuts to this at its age, but the honey is still there and seems to be only getting stronger. Honeyed covered mangos, dried apricot, and orange marmalade. I called this early ‘80s Sauternes.
— 22 days ago

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David T

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Great family that produces it. My third favorite producer of Sauternes.
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@David T : My first time with this producer. Amazed at how youthful it was for its age!

Château Roûmieu-Lacoste

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2014

I just don’t know how they make such a delicious wine for the price creamy apricot / pineapple , honey ( sugar /acid ratio is amazing ) nice and viscous in the mouth spiced apricot pineapple amazing — 9 days ago

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Château La Tour Blanche

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2003

Yellow gold. Vibrant in the glass. Rich nose. Notes of apricot and mango, honey, tan spice and some pineapple. Fruity and rich in the mouth. Decent finish. — 14 days ago

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Château Coutet

Sauternes-Barsac Sémillon Blend 2014

A blend of 75% Semillon, 23% Sauvignon Blanc, & 2% Muscadelle. Golden with complex aromas, somewhat Riesling like, and adding a tropical bouquet. On the palate this botrytis rich wine shows apple, pineapple and honeysuckle flavors. Lingering finish ending with smoky vanilla notes. Was lucky enough to get a taste of this beauty. Will contine to age in the bottle. Tasting Sample. — a month ago

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Château Raymond-Lafon

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2002

Yum yum! Inte fullt lika fyllig som jag önskar men gör jobbet bra. Dracks på Wine Mechanics, gbg. — 12 days ago