Sauternes, Graves

Château Guiraud

Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classé Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2003


Deep golden in color.

Strong nose of honeydew, citrus, lemons, honey, spices, melons, oranges, tangerines, tropical fruits and pineapples. A really beautiful nose.

Full bodied and buttery with high acidity.

Sweet on the palate with melons, red apples, honey, tropical fruits, spices, light earth, honeysuckle and white pepper.

Long finish with oranges and spices.

This is a fabulous dessert wine from Bordeaux, France.

Very complex with a great mouthfeel. Well balanced with enough acidity to balance the sugars.

Delicious right out of the bottle, good by itself, and even better after an hour of airtime.

Thanks Scott for sharing this with me.

This 19 year old is smooth and generous. Rich and extracted. Sweet and well balanced.

I've had the 2009 vintage not too long ago, and this is showing so much better. What a wonderful surprise.

Paired very nicely with the blue cheese. Drank from a 375ml bottle.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

96 points.

— 16 days ago

Scott McNamara
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Been interested to see how these are holding up from the epic hot 03 vintage

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Château d'Yquem

2 Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

Have a look at my notes on the # 1. Here is same quality. Good stuff. — a month ago

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Château Doisy-Daëne

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Quince-jelly, nectarine and orangepeel.
Honey, pepper and narcissus.
Varnish, lemon oil and marzipan.
Dense, sweet, peppery mouthfeel.
Powerful wine. I’m thinking blue cheeses.
— 4 days ago

Eric, Jan and 12 others liked this

Château Guiraud

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2003

On point. This was yummy. Not a syrupy mess. Nice viscosity. Honeysuckle but not overwhelming. — 14 hours ago

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Château d'Yquem

1 Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

I believe this is made with the young vines of Yquem and is a blend of a couple of vintages. We liked it a lot. Good sauternes with botrytis and acidity that is great for drinks or also with food. We bought more. — 2 months ago

Adriana Pagliano
with Adriana
Adriana, Ron and 7 others liked this

Château Lusseau

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 2018

Dan R

Very enjoyable, excellent value left bank red. Nicely aromatic, with red currant, tobacco and pencil lead on the nose. Medium bodied , tight and firm on the palate with excellent concentration and grip. Not an ounce of fat on this chiseled red. Glides to a finish featuring polished tannins and a kick of crushed rock minerality. 31 € on the list and worth every penny. — 14 days ago

Anthony, Severn and 2 others liked this

Château de Malle

Sauternes Sémillon Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Have Sauternes so rarely. This one is delicious, even if we do have a sentimental connection to the producer. Perfect balance of sweetness and acid. Really nice. — 11 days ago

Severn, Ira and 3 others liked this

Château d'Arche

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 1986

This is in such a great shape, all you’re looking for in aged Sauternes is in this bootle. — 12 days ago

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Château La Mission Haut-Brion

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2001

Shay A

When I purchased this five years ago, it was without a doubt the nicest bottle of Bordeaux I owned. 2001 was a good vintage for certain producers, and with Haut Brion being my favorite first growth, I wanted to have one of these with some age to see how they evolve. I slow ox’ed for 1-2hrs, consumed from bottle over the next three hours, and saved the last quarter for the next day.

Amongst quite a few first growths (and a ‘94 and ‘04 Haut Brion) this held its own. Compared to HB, it doesn’t have that brooding power and deep fruit core as intensely, but it wasn’t too far behind. More red fruit/black cherry than the dominant black I normally get with HB. Potpourri, baked black cherries, and cherry pipe tobacco showed strong on both days. No reductive funk to blow off. Faint notes of mocha, scorched earth and peppered strip, but it meshes with the cassis and grippy herbal tannic finish. What I didn’t expect was how vibrant the acidity was on both days. A beautiful example of high quality Bordeaux, and one I wish I had more of.
— 3 days ago

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My fav is Cos D Estournel.